Carmel Valley resident and Maranatha Christian Schools student Caleb Leasure recently achieved his Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America after seven years of active membership, an honor that less than one percent of the nation’s population receives. In order to make the rank, Caleb was required to complete 21 badges and has been on over 30 backpacking and mountain climbing treks. He has also mastered rock climbing, white water rafting, canoeing, sailing, and wilderness survival. For the final requirement of his project, Caleb chose to assist the City of Carlsbad by building a trail kiosk at the Paseo Encino trailhead, a service that earned him a certificate of appreciation from the Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Commission.

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