Chris Weir earns Eagle Scout rank for tree project

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

Chris Weir, a member of Washington Boy Scout Troop 163, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award given by the Boy Scouts of America.

Weir’s Eagle project involved leading fellow Scouts and adults in planting eight Kwanza Cherry trees, five Red Bud trees and five Trinity Pear trees along the Washington Park Distrist recreational trail.

Weir required approval for his project from the Park District, city of Washington and Washington School District 51, as their properties all boarder the trail. Project hours totaled more than 100 hours.

Weir, a 2006 graduate of Washington Community High School, is the son of Dale and Frances Weir of Washington.

Weir is studying secondary education at Illinois Central College to become a high school history teacher.

Crossroads United Methodist Church of Washington sponsors Boy Scout Troop 163.