New Lothrop senior receives Eagle Scout status

Charles Weber stands with his Eagle Scout service project at the New Lothrop Elementary playground

NEW LOTHROP — Troop 90 Boy Scout Charles Weber recently received Eagle Scout status during a Court of Honor at the First United Methodist Church in New Lothrop.

According to Troop 90, the group since 1994 has produced 29 Eagle Scouts.

After completing his merit badges, service hours and required project, eber was found worthy of the rank in April. Weber is the son of Douglas and Katherine Weber. He is a senior at New Lothrop High School.

He completed 28 badges during his years in scouting, exceeding the 21 minimum, including the 13 required. His Eagle Scout project was to build and install a geo-dome climbing structure that was purchased by the Parent-Teacher Organization for New Lothrop Elementary, as well as spreading mulch in the playground to prepare it for the 2017-18 school year.

Weber is interested in space technology. He designs and builds wood-working projects, customizes computers and takes part in outdoor activities. He works at Ultra-Dex and Auto Tech Specialists and is on the New Lothrop High School cross country and Quiz Bowl teams. He is a member of National Honor Society and Shiawassee Scholars.

In the future, he hopes to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.

Nationally, only 4 to 5 percent of Boy Scouts complete the requirements to become Eagle Scouts.

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