Justin Robert Lee has achieved the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, Eagle Scout.
Lee, 15, is the grandson of Bob Stehle, of Kingston, and Maureen Stehle, of Plymouth. His parents are Ron and Michelle (Stehle) Lee. The family lives in Discovery Bay, Calif., where Justin is a member of Troop 514.
Lee began his scouting career at age 10 as a Webelo in Cub Scouts, earning many awards, including the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout, Lee earned a total of 41 merit badges, camped 68 nights, and completed more than 350 hours of community service. He is a brotherhood member of scouting’s honor society, the Order of the Arrow, and served in many leadership roles, including Senior Patrol Leader.
For his Eagle Scout project, Lee oversaw the carving, staining, sealing, and installation of 14 redwood signs on the campus of St. Anne Catholic Church in Byron, Calif. The signs served to provide direction to parishioners and visitors when visiting the church.
This summer, Lee will spend seven weeks at Camp Wolfeboro, a Boy Scout camp in the Sierra Foothills in Northern California, working as an archery merit badge counselor.
Lee’s grandparents, Bob Stehle and Maureen Stehle, his aunt and uncle, Erika and Rob Stehle of Sweet Valley, cousins, and great-aunt Linda Jones of Grand Rapids, Michigan, all celebrated him at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor in California on April 8.
Lee is a freshman at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif., where he is a member of the varsity tennis team. In addition, Lee is a piano player and a member of the St. Anne Church Altar Serving Team.