Talent Boy Scout receives Eagle rank

Toby Cains of Boy Scout Troop 112 has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Eagle Scout is the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 112 is chartered to the Ashland Lions Club

Cains began his Scout career in Cub Scout Pack 117 where he earned his Arrow of Light Award.

After bridging to Troop 112 and moving through the ranks, Toby served as the Troop's assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. In 2009 he attended a High-Adventure trip to Maui, Hawaii. He led two 50-mile hikes for Troop 112, in 2011 down the Rogue River Trail and in 2012 to the Three Sisters Wilderness Area.

Cains' Eagle Scout service project was to build a cob oven at Rogue Valley Brambles Farm in Talent. The farm is part of the Rogue Valley Farm to School that organizes field trips for elementary schools students to go to a farm and learn about where food comes from. Students learn to make cheese, tomato sauce and dough and use the cob oven to bake pizza.

Cains spent days learning how to build a cob oven and then led a crew of scouts and volunteers to build the oven. Stone and sand were donated by Pete Cislo of Leave Your Mark Landscape Supply in Phoenix. The cob oven will be used to bake pizzas for school groups for years to come.

Outside of scouting, Cains pursued was drum major for the Ashland High School Pep Band, a musician in the school's jazz band playing trombone. He was also a member of Symphonic Band and the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon. Cains is a graduate of Ashland High school with plans to attend Southern Oregon University in the fall.

Cains is the son of Demaris McNamara of Talent.

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