Story last updated at 1/21/2009 - 11:41 am
JUNEAU - Trevor Larsen celebrated the achievement of his Eagle Scout award with friends and family on Nov. 30 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, the sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 11. Trevor is a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School and has been a scout in Troop 11 since 2002.
During that time he has participated in a number of community service activities, hikes, campouts, and high adventure outings. Among his most memorable outings is the bike ride he made together with his troop mates from Skagway to Haines, via Haines Junction. Then there was the 10 days of Kayaking in Seymour Canal, the 250-mile canoe trip on the Yukon River, and the hike to the top of snow-capped Mt Edgecumbe
"Hearing wolves howl close by while we were camped on the bank of the Yukon was a neat experience," Trevor said "Catching Dungeness crabs with our bare hands in shallow water in Seymour was another fun time."
For his Eagle project, Trevor hung new siding, trimmed the windows, and painted the garage owned by Resurrection Lutheran Church's congregation.
"I really enjoyed working with my grandpa on my Eagle project," Trevor said. "As a retired builder, he was my go-to guy for advice."
As a token of his thanks and respect, Trevor awarded his Grandpa Finn the Eagle Scout's Mentor Pin, awarded by each Eagle Scout to the person who has been especially influential in their lives. "Patient, selfless, honest, caring, giving, and fun to work with" were the words Trevor used in describing the qualities of his grandpa and mentor.
During his years in scouting, Trevor served as an assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, librarian, and assistant senior patrol leader. He earned 31 merit badges, hiked over 100 miles, and camped over 40 nights in several parts of Alaska. He also participated in the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Virginia during the summer of 2005. Besides scouts, Trevor enjoys snowboarding and hunting and is president of Juneau-Douglas High School's Alpine Club. He is the son of Doug and Wendy Larsen and the grandson of Finn and Willie Larsen. His Scoutmaster is Keith Pahlke.