VYPE: Tell us more about your experience in boy scouts?
Cayden Sargent: Boy Scouts taught me the fundamentals of leadership and a variety of other skills such as citizenship in the community and personal finance. I participated in and organized dozens of different service projects throughout my time in the program. I have over 350 hours of community service. I also completed the National Youth Leadership Training that the program offers. The program instilled in me good morals and ethics at a young age and was instrumental in my success in high school.
VYPE: Were you honored to be named an Eagle Scout?
CS: I was extremely honored to be named an Eagle Scout. Very few scouts reach the rank. I believe around 6%. The rank requires you to complete all of the previous ranks requirements, 21 merit badges, and complete an Eagle Project which you are supposed to organize on your own. My project installed 10 benches in Beavers Bend State Park. It was one of the most stressful experiences of my life, but it taught me many valuable lessons on what’s important when organizing a project of that size.
VYPE: What is your favorite memory from your time in History Club?
CS: My favorite memory in history club is when we organized the veterans program. I believe it’s extremely important for veterans to get the respect that they deserve.
VYPE: What are your future plans?
CS: I plan to attend OU and seek a degree in either software engineering or mechanical engineering.