December 14, 2005 - 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.