Shaun M. Wolf, 17, of Cedar Springs has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Wolf will be recognized in ceremonies on Sunday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Howard Christensen Nature Preserve in Kent City.
A member of Troop #282, chartered by North Kent Presbyterian Church, Wolf is one of approximately five percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.
Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or school-related service project to earn his Eagle. Wolf chose to build a camping area at Howard Christensen Nature Preserve. He directed the project, which included clearing an area for camping, installing four fire rings, and putting down wood chips on the path from the parking area to the camping area.
Wolf has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, librarian and Order of the Arrow representative. He is active in the Chess Club and Rocket Club and has received three academic letters at Rockford High School, where he is a senior. He is the son of Tim and Vickie Wolf of Cedar Springs.