Eagle scout pours and plants

On Feb. 2, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Travis Fisher received an award that will stay with him for the rest of his life — the rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable for members of the Boy Scouts of America, and only 2 percent of scouts achieve this distinction.

To become an Eagle Scout, Fisher had to earn at least 21 merit badges, achieve a certain amount of service hours, participate in a number of campouts and complete a community service project. Fisher went above and beyond his requirements,  gaining 35 merit badges and going on 98 campouts with his troop.

For his service project, Fisher wanted to give back to a place that has shown him support over the years.

“The (Auglaize County) Fairgrounds has been with me a long time — ever since I started showing pigs at the fair at age 9 — they always help me out with that, so I wanted to help them out by doing something,” Fisher said.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Feb. 6 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.