On August 25, the City Council recognized Joseph Chou for his commitment and dedication to the Scouting program after receiving all 141 merit badges as well as all Cub Scout awards that are available.

Joseph Chou, age 17, is the first Scout in his family. A few of his favorite merit badges are aviation, nuclear science, animation, inventing, and game design. The most challenging ones for him were bugling, scuba diving, and water sports.

We are impressed with Joseph’s incredible accomplishment. Completing the requirements for an Eagle Scout is no easy task, but completing every merit badge requirement is impressive and commendable. To recognize him for his efforts, the City Council selected him as the most recent Cedar Hills Champion and declared August 26, 2015, as Joseph Chou Day in Cedar Hills.

The Cedar Hills Champions program is a way to recognize residents who achieve noteworthy accomplishments in academics, athletics, leadership, arts, business, and community service. A list of recipients can be found on the city’s website. If you would like to nominate someone to become a Cedar Hills Champion, please email the information to the city’s front desk.