Local Scout Caelum Janski has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement award, Eagle Scout. Caelum was recognized at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on June 3 at Pilgrim Covenant Church. Caelum officially earned his Eagle rank on June 15, 2022 upon completion of his Board of Review, but travel for college forced the postponement of his Eagle ceremony.
A member of BSA Troop 125 in Granby, Caelum is one of approximately six percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the rank of Eagle. Each Eagle candidate must earn 21 merit badges, hold positions of leadership within their troop, and successfully complete a community or church related service project to earn the Eagle rank.
Caelum served two years as senior patrol leader and earned 22 merit badges. For his culminating project, he fundraised, planned and led a team of younger Scouts and friends in constructing a woodshed to complement the outdoor prayer area and fire ring (built by fellow Eagle Scout Joseph LaFlamme) at Pilgrim Covenant Church. The fire ring is used by the church youth group, by groups external to the church and as a quiet place of reflection for all who wish to visit. The woodshed provides a dry place to store the firewood; his plan also included fire suppressing materials (sand, buckets for water and a fire extinguisher) for safety.
Caelum is a 2022 graduate of Granby Memorial High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, participated in band and chorus, and was a four-year member of the Cross Country team and both track and field teams, serving as captain his senior year. Caelum attends Colorado State University, where he is majoring in technical theater with a concentration in stage management.