On October 10, 2021, Tyler Guyton of Evergreen, son of Dr. Brad and Allison Guyton, achieved the unique honor of becoming the youngest Eagle Scout in Troop 888 history while continuing his 90+ year family legacy in scouting.
His great grandfather Harold “Pappy” Guyton, his grandfather Thomas “Pappy” Guyton, and his father Dr. Brad Guyton all also received their Eagle Scout rank as young men. Tyler Guyton joined Troop 888 just after his 11th birthday and made an early commitment to achieve his Eagle on the same day as his grandfather August 17, 1956, exactly 65 years later.
He formally completed all requirements and qualified for Eagle Scout on August 17, 2021, just a few weeks before his 14th birthday. By achieving his goal and this rank by that date, he also snagged the added bragging rights of beating his dad to Eagle by three days.
“I am just getting started in scouting. Everything worth having takes work and a village of people to complete. I have a connection with these people that will last a lifetime.”-Tyler on his journey to Eagle
His Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony was celebrated this past month by 90 fellow scouts, leaders, friends and family members held in the outdoor amphitheater of the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Dinner was Cowboy Casserole, root beer floats, and real time homemade Dutch oven cinnamon apple donuts made by scouts in the troop. Presenters included Emcee Scout Lochlan DaRonco, Brad Guyton (Tyler’s father), the Honorable Robert Wilson (Eagle Scout), Manan Shah (Eagle Scout) and Mitch Goldenberg, Scoutmaster of Troop 888. Mentorship acknowledgments were awarded by Tyler to Mitch Goldenberg, Keith Leswing, Greg Hartman, and Landon Hartman. Some family members in attendance were Tyler’s parents Brad and Allison, his sister Ava, Barbara Guyton (his grandmother), Tyler and Elsa Maas (his Aunt and Uncle), and Kristin Sayre (his Aunt).
During his time Scouting, Tyler has served as troop guide and patrol leader, in addition to other leadership roles. He was also awarded a bronze palm during this ceremony, the first palm awarded in his Scoutmasters tenure. In addition to his certificate and Eagle medal, Guyton was awarded a commemorative engraved axe and a flag that flew over the US Capitol on his 14th birthday this year.
Only four percent of boy scouts ever achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and of those that do make it, it typically takes about six years. To achieve Eagle, a scout must earn 21 merit badges, advance through six prior ranks, and lead a team through a community-based Eagle Scout project.
For his project, Guyton led other scouts in building an outdoor COVID classroom at Evergreen Middle School. Now that he has achieved his personal scouting goal, Guyton plans to continue on in scouting with his fellow scouts at Troop 888 in leading younger scouts and looking outside the troop for other ways to contribute. “I am just getting started in scouting. Everything worth having takes work and a village of people to complete. I have a connection with these people that will last a lifetime.” said Guyton.
Troop 888 is non-denominational scouting troop that welcomes all young people between the ages of 11 and 18 that love to camp, cook, challenge one another, and serve the Evergreen community.
To learn more, please visit bsa888.com Guyton Family: Ava, Brad, Tyler, and Allison Scoutmaster Goldenberg, Leswing, Guyton, and Hartman Brad Guyton, DDS, MBA, MPH | Chief Dental Officer Delta Dental of Colorado and Delta Dental of Virginia UCSDM, Associate Professor CO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org VA Email: email@example.com Phone: (720) 766-5853