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Rocklin Boy Scout earns Eagle Scout rank

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James Weaver Whistler, of Rocklin, was recently honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Rocklin Community Center. Whistler is a member of Troop 29 in Rocklin and his Eagle project consisted of the design and implementation of interpretive panels that briefly describe riparian wetlands. The signs help to provide insight and awareness to three locations in town while supporting a conservation based message. Whistler, a senior at Rocklin High, began his scouting adventures as a Cub Scout and progressed to Boy Scout Troop 29. On his way to Eagle Scout, Whistler earned 27 merit badges and held leadership positions including patrol leader, quartermaster, scribe and troop guide. Whistler said he has enjoyed Scout camps throughout Northern California including Wente, Woleboro, Marin Sierra and Camp Cole with the Order of the Arrow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Whistler also played baseball for Rocklin Little League through junior division championships. He works and swims for the Rocklin Wave, has played water polo for four years with Rocklin High, ending as a top varsity starter and sprinter. He said he is looking forward to competing in his third varsity season for theRocklin Thunder swim team this coming spring. Whistler has applied to a number of colleges within the CSU and UC system and is looking forward to majoring in engineering in the fall of 2010. Whistler is the son of Mark and Natalie Whistler of Rocklin. ~ Staff report