Otterson earns Eagle Scout rank


Chase Otterson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 274 in Horace, ND, has earned the Boy Scouts of America‘s highest award, the rank of Eagle Scout. Chase is a third-generation Eagle Scout in the Otterson family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, dad, and uncle. Less than six percent of Boy Scouts ever earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Twenty-one merit badges and demonstrating leadership, including successfully planning and completing a community service project, are required to achieve the Eagle Scout award. Chase earned 30 merit badges during his Boy Scout career, and for his final Eagle Scout project, he constructed and installed 10 wood duck houses on conservation land in Minnesota.

Chase, a West Fargo Sheyenne High School senior, will graduate with academic honors this May. He participated in football, hockey, band, and is co-owner of 4B’s Lawn Service. Chase is the son of Rob and Amy Otterson and grandson of John and Lynn Otterson and Lowell and Karen Tripp. He plans to attend the University of North Dakota this fall, where he will major in business.

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