A couple of best friends who share the same birthday – each turned 14 two days ago – are the subject of today’s column, and Ben Rood and Slater Sorensen earned a bit of recognition.
Before turning 14, these two Puyallup kids became Eagle Scouts – this in an era when the average age for reaching that Scouting level is 17.
Neither of these guys seems overly ambitious, though Ben admits his motivation had family ties.
“I wanted to beat my brother, Paul, who became an Eagle Scout at 17,” Ben said. “And I wanted to do it before school got too hard and took all my focus.”