Jake Michael Bayliss, 18, a member of Boy Scout Troop 16 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, earned the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Feb. 12 at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
Only 2 percent of Scouts attain the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organized a service project that benefits his church, community or school. For his Eagle community project, Bayliss organized and coordinated a toiletries drive for the VA hospital.
Bayliss is a senior at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
He is the son of Staci and Michael Bayliss of Carson City. He will attend college this fall and is planning on majoring in economics and finance.