Southeast Iowa teen becomes Eagle Scout on award's 100th Anniversary

Labor Day marks the 100th Anniversary of the highly esteemed Eagle Scout Award.

Such notable Eagle Scouts are the late Neil Armstrong and movie producer Steven Spielberg.

And now 17-year-old Michael Miller of Fairfield, Iowa will be added to that list. It should be noted that less than 5 percent of Boy Scouts actually become Eagle Scouts.

Repainting and renovating Chief Wapelloâ??s memorial gravesite in Agency, Iowa was Millerâ??s Eagle Scout Project. He put in more than 80 hours over a period of four months into the project.

â??It feels good to be an Eagle Scout. You think after you complete your Board of Review -- I thought that there would be some special feeling would come over me and Iâ??d be like â??yay, Iâ??m an Eagle Scout nowâ?? but nothing happened. I think it's because it really -- Eagle Scout isnâ??t, getting Eagle Scout doesn't change you; it's a summary of everything that you have done and everything that you are now,â?? said Miller.

Miller has already received his Eagle Scout badge but he will receive his medal on Monday.

The ceremony will be held Monday at the Cardinal High School Gymnasium at 2 p.m. State Representative Curt Hanson and Senator Sandra Greiner will be a couple of the notable guests attending Millerâ??s ceremony.