Tae Chaska Brasel, 16, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of
America program. He is a member of Troop 116 chartered to Signal Crest United Methodist Church in
Signal Mountain, under the direction of Scoutmaster Darien Brevard.
Tae demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefitting the Chattanooga Zoo. He built
two shade shelters for the cougar habitat. The idea was to bring them closer to the Zoo guests’ view
because they were always in limited shade and out of range to be seen.
Tae’s favorite scouting memory was going to Sea Base, the BSA’s National High Adventure Base in the Florida Keys. This trip helped him to bond with the older scouts in his troop, scouts that he had barely spoken to before. His favorite quote about scouting is “We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ attitude to a ‘what can I give’ attitude, by Baden Powel de Aquino.
Tae is the son of Thomas and Meg Brasel of Signal Mountain. He is a student at Chattanooga School
for the Creative Arts, where he is a Star Role student and has been involved with theatre for the past
Tae says he is extremely grateful for his family and the adult leaders that have helped him along the way.