AMARILLO – A longtime Cal Farley’s resident and member of Boy Scout Troop No. 939 celebrated with family and friends this weekend as he marked an achievement fewer than five percent of all Scouts will ever accomplish.
A Court of Honor was held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boys Ranch chapel to award Devon Razo, 18, the rank of Eagle Scout. Razo, who has lived at Cal Farley’s for seven years, is a senior at Boys Ranch High School.
“It is especially rewarding to witness Devon’s hard work, commitment and ultimate success,” said Mike Whitecotton, Cal Farley’s administrator of special programs and Troop 939 committee chairman. “Devon … will be a great representative for Cal Farley’s, the Boy Scouts of America and the scouting spirit.”
Cal Farley’s President and CEO Dan Adams also applauded Razo’s success. He said the leadership and skills Razo learned at Cal Farley’s helped prepare him for this achievement – and will continue to help him build a positive, hopeful future.
“Cal Farley’s instills in children the security and sense of purpose to achieve their dreams,” Adams said. “We enjoy celebrating their successes. Youth like Devon show just how important the life-changing work we do is.”
Whitecotton agreed, saying accomplishments like Razo’s are impossible without caring individuals to help guide youth on their lives’ journeys.
“An Eagle Scout is surrounded by a whole host of leaders and fellow Scouts who have helped along the trail, so Troop 939 wants to thank all who have made this possible,” Whitecotton said.