Published Sunday, June 28, 2015 Salisburypost.com
Colton Opel, 18, of Salisbury, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, June 28, 2015, at Christiana Lutheran Church. Scoutmaster Jeff Fleming of Troop 317 is presenting the award.
Colton has earned 27 merit badges and is currently the troop’s Senior Patrol Leader. He is a member of Order of the Arrow. For his Eagle project, Colton collected 4,343 pounds of food for Rowan Helping Ministries.
The son of Joe and Jenny Opel of Salisbury, he is a 2015 graduate of East Rowan High School and plans to study engineering at UNC-Charlotte.
Colton is the brother of Carly Opel and Cody Opel, also an Eagle Scout.