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Story Last modified at 6:16 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011



Jon Duft, 18, of Eagle River and Steven Wehr, 15, of Chugiak will be recognized in a May 21 ceremony for earning the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joy Lutheran Church. Duft and Wehr – members of Joy Lutheran Church's Troop 219 – are among approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Steve Puterbaugh. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or nonprofit organization-related service project. Duft built dry wells at the Oberg soccer fields. Wehr built a staircase at the Little Susitna Public Use Facility. Duft, a member of Eagle River Presbyterian Church and a 2011 Chugiak High graduate, is the son of Jeff and Gail Duft of Eagle River. Wehr, a member of Crossing @ Birchwood, will be a junior at Chugiak. He is the son of Larry and Carolyn Wehr of Eagle River.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.