Leverenz attains Eagle Scout rank

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Eric Leverenz received Boy Scout?s highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout, during ceremonies held Dec. 3 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Rocklin. Leverenz, 15, has been a member of Troop 29 since moving to California in 2008. He has served in many leadership positions: librarian, quartermaster, assistant patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He is currently serving his second term as QA representative. The teen has also worked two years at R-C Cub Scout Camp in Arizona. He was chosen by his fellow Scouts to membership in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting?s Honor Society. He recently became a brotherhood member and serves as their vice chief of programs. To earn Scoutings? highest honor, Leverenz earned 38 merit badges, spent 46 nights camping, hiked 89.5 miles and completed more than 250 hours of community service. His Eagle Scout service project consisted of creating a puppet stage for the Children?s Ministry Program at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The stage is used every week during Sunday School classes. Leading 15 Scouts and adults, the project took more than 120 hours to complete. A freshman at Whitney High School, Leverenz is active with the school?s ROTC, marching band and California Scholarship Federation. He is a member of the cross country and track teams. ~ Staff report