Local teens earn Eagle Scout rank
July 27, 2022
It helps being well-grounded when soaring with eagles.
Alex Bouwens, a 2022 La Conner High School grad, and Andrew Villard, an incoming senior, have parlayed self-discipline, perseverance and a commitment to public service into achieving Eagle Scout status, the seventh and highest rank of Scouts BSA.
It is an achievement only 5% of scouts attain.
To earn the Eagle rank, scouts must exhibit sustained leadership in their troop while earning 21 merit badges, 12 of which are required. Those badges reflect a wide-ranging skill set, from physical fitness and citizenship to first aid and emerge...