Chandler Pauk, 17, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
His eagle scout project included leading a team of scouts to refurbish a 30-foot bridge in one of the Marysville City Parks.
He’s a second-generation boy scout and a junior at Maryville High School. His parents are John and Candy Pauk of Marysville and he’s the nephew of the late Kenny Pauk of Hilliard, and the grandson of Larry R. and the late Kristi Miller of Byesville. He is also the grandson of the late John and Chloe Pauk of Hilliard.
For much of his scouting career he was a member of Troop 101, which is chartered through the First United Methodist Church on Court Street. He’s been involved in scouting for eight years, starting in 2010 as a Webelo with Cub Scout Pack 644 in Marysville.
He’s earned 46 merit badges and five eagle palms.
He’s still active in scouting “offering his leadership to fellow scouts, and plans to earn a few more merit badges before he turns 18 later in 2018,” reads an email from his father. He also reportedly plans to become an adult leader.
To give back to Boy Scouts of America (BSA), he is looking to help found a new troop in Marysville. The troops will accept both male and female members.
His achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout will be celebrated later this year. The invited special guest speaker will be Scout Master Emeritus John Eufinger.
Pauk has accomplished the following as he’s moved up the scout ranks:
-Logged 103 nights of camping.
-Attended six summer camps at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation and currently holds a Fifth Year Camp Honors Pipestone.
-Logged 155 total service hours.
-Earned the Good Turn for America Award.
-Earned a Recruiter Award for successfully encouraging two youths to join BSA.
-Successfully Completed a Junior Leader Orientation Workshop and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
-Successfully completed a Counselor in Training program at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation.
-Attended Philmont Scout Ranch in 2015 in New Mexico and hiked more than 100 miles on a back-packing trek.
-Earned National Outdoor Achievement Award for Hiking.
-Elected into Order of the Arrow (BSA Honor Society).
-Earned National Outdoor Achievement Award for Camping.
-Successfully Completed National Youth Leadership Training.
-Attended Northern Tier in July 2016 and canoed/portaged 50 miles on a canoe trek.
-Inducted into the Tecumseh Lodge Order of the Arrow in August of 2016.
-Became Open Water Diver Certified.
-Attended Sea Base in August 2017, completed Scuba Adventure trek and earned PADI Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Certification and Snorkeling BSA.
-Received Triple Crown Award in Sept. 2017 for completion of three out of four National High Adventure Bases: Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base.
-Earned National Outdoor Achievement Award for Adventure.
-Completed a mile swim.
-Earned National Outdoor Achievement Award for Aquatics.
He served as a quartermaster from 2014 to 2015, assistant patrol leader from 2015 to 2016 and patrol leader from 2016 to 2017. He’s currently serving as Scouting Skill Instructor.
He plans to attend college after high school.
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