Oakville student earns Eagle Scout Award

Chris Schweer

Chris Schweer

Chris Schweer recently earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest award in Boy Scouting.

He joined the organization in 1996 in his hometown of Lawrence, Kan., where he was a member of Troop 55. Upon moving with his family to St. Louis, he joined Troop 166 in Oakville where he currently is a member.

Schweer, 17, attends Oakville Senior High School where he is a junior honor student and a member of the Oakville Ti-gers Marching Band. He is the son of Ron and Brenda Schweer of Oakville.

For his Eagle project, he designed, plan-ned and implemented the construction of three bench shelters at the Missouri De-partment of Conser-vation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range.

Schweer was elected by his peers to the Order of the Arrow his first year with Troop 166.

He attended the Philmont Scout Res-ervation in Cimar-ron, N.M., during the summer of 2003.

Schweer earned 34 merit badges before becoming an Eagle Scout.

A Court of Honor ceremony was conducted Nov. 20 to celebrate his achievement.