13-year-old Hastings boy earns Eagle Scout rank

David Wacker organized and built the new shade structure at
the Hastings Dog Park for his Eagle Scout project. He will
receive his Eagle Scout ranking at a ceremony Saturday in

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest a Boy Scout can receive and often takes years to complete.

One Hastings boy shaved years off the typical time and will be receiving his Eagle Scout rank this weekend at only age 13.

“I had a goal of getting it in 2012 because it’s 100 years of Eagle Scouts and you receive a special patch,” said David Wacker Jr., referring to the fact that the National Eagle Scout Association is celebrating its 100th year.

Most Boy Scouts are in the end of their time with the organization at age 16 or 17 when they receive the Eagle Scout rank.

For his Eagle Scout project, David decided to build a shade structure at the Hastings Dog Park.

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