Casen Luck of Kennebunk has earned promotion to the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. SUBMITTED PHOTO

KENNEBUNK  — A student from Kennebunk has been promoted to the Boy Scouts’ highest rank.

Casen Luck of Kennebunk, 17, a member of Boy Scout Troop 304 of the Charter Organization Christ Church in Kennebunk, has recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Luck’s Eagle Service Project included leading, building and the placement of Wood Duck nesting boxes near ponds in the Kennebunk Blueberry Plains. He worked with Scott Lindsay, the Maine Fish and Wildlife Department’s State Biologist, to locate appropriate placements earlier this spring and set up the Wood Duck boxes and baffles in time for the nesting season.

Luck has served two terms as the Senior Patrol Leader of his troop and was voted by his peers the “Honor Camper Award” at Camp Hinds in Raymond for the week he was at summer camp last year.

He plans on attending college following high school to study computer or mechanical engineering and business with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur some day.

Only about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout after a lengthy review process. It is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The designation “Eagle Scout” was created by the Boys Scouts more than 100 years ago.

Requirements necessary to achieve the Eagle Scout rank take years to fulfill and since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2.5 million young men. To achieve this distinction, hopefuls must earn at least 21 merit badges.

The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership and this includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.

Famous individuals who have earned the Eagle Scout rank include former U.S. President Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and retired Major League baseball player Shane Victorino.

Luck began participating in scouting in the first grade and worked his way through the ranks over the last 11 years.

His Eagle Scout Court of Honor promotion ceremony took place at his family’s residence in Kennebunk on Aug. 19.

— Executive Editor Ed Pierce can be reached at 282-1535 ext. 326 or by email at [email protected]

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