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Eric Dreischerf earns Eagle Scout rank

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Eric Dreischerf, son of Les and Denarie Dreischerf, of Chesterton, Ind., has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. Eric is a member of Boy Scout Troop 908, sponsored by St. John's United Church. The ceremony was held June 2, 2013, at the Coffee Creek pavilion with family, friends and the Chesterton Scouting community.

Dreischerf joins an elite group of young men who have earned the Eagle rank, earning at least 21 merit badges, holding leadership positions within the troop, participating in service projects and completing an Eagle Scout project.

Dreischerf was a senior at CHS this past year and was active in the Speech and Debate team, Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl.

On the road to Eagle Scout, Eric backpacked through the mountains of New Mexico in 2009 at Philmont and attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort AP Hill the subsequent year.

In 2012 Eric led Troop 908 as Senior Patrol Leader to the 50th annual Camporee held at West Point Military Academy. He has also attended summer camps in Tennessee, Ohio, and Wisconsin during his scouting career.

Dreischerf ís Eagle project was to reconstruct a staircase at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on the Long Lake Trail at West Beach. The project was planned over the course of several weeks and constructed in three days. In total the project consisted of more than 150 volunteer hours for the National Lakeshore.




Posted 6/11/2013