Mark Gubler, president of the 80,000 boy-strong Utah National Parks Council, stood at the presentation pulpit after the Prentice was honored, and invited him to stand at his banquet table near his parents, an older sister and brother and his Cubmaster Polly Johnson.
Gubler said Prentice’s example was the reason everyone in attendance did what they did in the Scouting program.
“Any one of us would be proud to call this boy our son, or to have him as the friend of one of our sons,” Gubler said. “This young man is going places.”
Prentice has helped plan the Scout Expo, sold tickets, and worked in his pack’s booth the past three years, and gives service by visiting a nursing home and singing, baking and taking cookies to widows in his community, helping spilt and stack wood for a widow in Parowan, picking up trash on rural roads in Parowan, removing and replacing shingles on a woman’s roof, and more.
He has also taken bags to Parowan residents for the Scouting for Food program, sung a solo in Mr. Thatcher’s fourth grade class for the Parowan Elementary School Christmas Program, and plays the trumpet and performed in the Parowan Elementary School Band Christmas Program.
Prentice has his Bobcat, Wolf and Bear badges and has earned and wears 23 belt loops and arrow points. He has earned his Faith in God Award and wears a square-knot badge.
He has played Little League baseball the past four years and is an excellent son and brother.
The Boy Scouts of America Cedar Breaks District of the Utah National Parks Council covers an area that encompasses New Harmony to the south and Parowan on the north.