Soar with the eight Allen Eagles
A very unique and memorable occasion occurred in Soda Springs on Oct. 23 when George and Judy Allen’s youngest son, Randall, joined the ranks of the Eagle Scouts. What made this occasion so memorable was the fact that this was not the Allen’s first son, but their eight son to become an Eagle Scout.
The Allens are normal, down-to-earth folks and their family operates like many of their neighbors, but on a larger scale. George has worked 21 years for the Idaho Transportation Department, having started in Rupert Maintenance. He now is foreman of the Soda Springs crew. Judy has been a stay-at-home mom and recently started working for the school district lunch program in Soda Springs.
Both are from the Rupert area and have been marred 34 years. George and Judy are the parents of 14 children – six girls and eight boys. They are Michael, Kimbol, Wendy, Misty, Casey, Crystal, Jennifer, Tyrel, Curtis, Jeremy, Ivan, Amber, Stacy, and Randall.
Ask any scoutmaster what individuals are the most influential
in helping a young man achieve the rank of eagle and they will say the
parents. This is true with the Allens well.
George and Judy are now enjoying the fruits of their labor.
Randall’s Eagle project benefited the city of Soda Springs. He is a junior at Soda Springs High School plans for missionary service followed by college.
Kimbol and the other Allen brothers wanted to their parents a special gift to show their appreciation for all they have done for the family and for the Scouting program. They came up with the idea of getting George a personalized Boy Scout license plate that reads 8EGLS.
So honk if he flies by!