Chris Olson has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Only 6 percent of boy Scouts reach this rank. This accomplishment represents four years of extensive community service, leadership roles in Troop 148, acquiring outdoor skills and a host of merit badges.
Olson has also volunteered the last five years at wilderness camps mentoring youth in outdoor, primitive, and survival skills. His community service has extended to Homes of Hope volunteering for four trips to Ensenada, Mexico to build homes through Youth with a Mission.
His eagle project was to organize and coordinate a project to replace all the dining room tables at the Tualco Grange. This involved resurfacing, staining and painting. These tables had not been fixed for 50 years, so was a welcomed service for the Grange. Fourteen scouts and four leaders worked over 32 hours to accomplish this.
Troop 148 and Scoutmaster Mark Hallerman formally presented Chris with the Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Cascade Church of Monroe, on May 16.
Chris has also earned his associate degree from Everett Community College and his high school diploma at the same time, through the Running Start program.