Hanscam earns Eagle Scout award

KC Hanscam, son of Steve and Adele Hanscam, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

Hanscam, 17, a senior at Sweet Home High School is a member of Troop 362, sponsored by the Foster Scouters Club.

His Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 18 at Hillside Fellowship.

He has been involved in Scouting for 11 years. In Cub Scouts, he attended day camps at Happy Valley Tree Farm, Webeloree at Triangle Lake and Lock-In at the Linn County Fairgrounds.

He earned the Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouts. In Boy Scouts, he attended camps, such as Cub Day Camp, Merit Badge Camp, Camp Meriweather, Camp Pioneer and Scoutrageous.

He earned 32 merit badges and has been involved with community service projects throughout the Sweet Home area, including Scouting for Food for Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, bell ringing for SHEM, Singing Christmas Tree setup, chamber banquet coat check and the Pancake Supper.

Eagle Scout service projects he helped with include the Hillside Fellowship church lights, Hawthorne baseball field entry, Foster Lake trailblazing, Booster Club roof, Camp Attitude flagpole, Holley Church entry, Lewis Creek Park Bridge, Holley Church parking lot, Bethel Lutheran Church bell tower and Foster Lake trail maintenance.

For his Eagle Scout project, he recruited 15 volunteers, who helped him pressure wash, grout, seal and paint the American Legion Hall, 1127 Long St.

Hanscam, his family, local Scouts and church members volunteered a total of 236 hours to complete the project.

Hanscam and Troop 362 were acknowledged at a dinner provided by American Legion members.

He is involved in high school sports and plays the drums.

He plans to attend Oregon State University in the fall and pursue a degree in engineering.