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
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