Derrick Weishaar, 17, Lawrence, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America presents. His Court of Honor was held June 6 at First Presbyterian Church.
For his Eagle Project, Weishaar organized and built shelving units in the Lawrence High School theatre workshop.
Weishaar began his scouting career in 1998 as a Tiger Cub with Pack 3052 out of Broken Arrow Elementary, where he advanced through the ranks of Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and, finally, Arrow of Light. He joined Troop 59 in 2003 and advanced through ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life.
He has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, troop quartermaster, patrol quartermaster, and troop guide.
Weishaar has earned 33 merit badges: camping, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, communications, lifesaving, environmental science, family life, first aid, swimming, personal fitness, personal management, archaeology, art, astronomy, basketry, bird study, fish and wildlife management, geology, graphic arts, Indian lore, leatherwork, mammal study, nature, oceanography, pottery, rifle shooting, sculpture, shotgun shooting, snow sports, space exploration, surveying, and wilderness survival.
Other awards and recognition Weishaar earned included: Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Foxman recognition, Brave “Bellowing Thunder,” Warrior, Firebuilder (designated in the Tribe by orange paint); Order of the Arrow, Tamegonit Lodge, Ordeal, and Brotherhood Member.
He has also attended camping and high adventures at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Isle Royale in northern Lake Superior, Sommers Boy Scout Canoe Base in Minnesota, and the Green River in central Utah.
Weishaar, a senior at Lawrence High next year, is a member of the National Honor Society, A Cappella Choir, the LHS Marching Band, FYI Club, The Lawrence High chapter of the International Thespian Society, and has performed in numerous school plays and productions.
He is the son of Gary and Beth Weishaar.