Scout earns Eagle rank

  • Tue Jan 17th, 2012 7:24pm

Herald staff

Daniel Harris, of Boy Scout Troop 304 in Lynnwood, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor celebration Dec. 30 at Brighton School in Lynnwood.

Harris, a senior at Archbishop Murphy High School, has been in the Scouts since 2000, when he began as a Tiger Cub and progressed through Cub Scouts and Webelos with Pack 331 of Edmonds, sponsored by VFW Post 1040. He continued with Boy Scout Troop 304, sponsored by Lynnwood Rotary.

Harris has held a variety of leadership positions within Troop 304, including senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and Instructor. He enjoys high adventure backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snow sports and community service projects.

His Eagle Scout Project included designing and leading the construction of a 24-foot-long miniature golf course hole for the Washington Special Olympic’s summer games at Fort Lewis. The golf course hole was built into sections that “stack,” and is used to provide a recreational activity in between the athlete’s events. Harris volunteered last June to work at the Special Olympics games, where he provided assistance to the athletes.

Harris also spends his winter weekends working as a volunteer ski instructor for Outdoors For All, a nonprofit organization. He is beginning his third year teaching disabled children how to ski at Stevens Pass. He will graduate from Archbishop Murphy High School in June, and plans to study chemistry in college.