Congratulations to Portsmouth West High School senior Mason Book for earning the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement rank within Boy Scouts of America. A member of area Boy Scouts of America Troop 43. Book is one of around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to the Eagle Scout Fact Sheet. Among several other requirements, each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a significant service project benefitting his community, faith organization, or school demonstrating leadership to earn his Eagle. Book chose to give back to his community and build bike racks at Friendship Park.
Pictured above is Book with Bud Risner, troop Scoutmaster and former Portsmouth West alumnus.