Woodland Park Teen/ Local Wrestler Receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Easton Jace Wasilewski, age 16 of Woodland Park, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement rank within the Boy Scouts of America.

Wasilewski was recognized at Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremonies on March 10 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.

A member of Troop 230, Wasilewski is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a significant service project benefitting his community, faith organization or school demonstrating leadership to earn his Eagle. Wasilewski chose to build a Gaga Ball pit for the playground at the Woodland Park Middle School as his service project.

Easton, who has served as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 230, was recently inducted to the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s honor society). In addition, he is a staff member for the National Youth Leadership Training program. Wasilewski joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former president Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg and the former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Wasilewski is a sophomore at Woodland Park High School where he is a member of the varsity men’s wrestling team and is active in the Woodland Park Sports Medicine Club.
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For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong value with fun. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
Pathway to the Rockies Area Council
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