Tristan Auxter earns rank of Eagle Scout

Tristan Oliver Auxter has obtained the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 360 in Port Clinton which is sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church. Tristan joined scouts in first grade as a Tiger Scout with Cub Scout Pack 361 of St. John Lutheran Church. He finished Cub Scouting by earning the Arrow of Light. In becoming an Eagle Scout it has afforded many learning and leadership opportunities for Tristan. He has earned 34 merit badges, served as Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe and Bugler. In completing an Eagle Scout project, Tristan has gained many lifelong skills.

The Eagle Scout project Tristan chose was to add outside features to the community garden located at 323 Beech Street in Port Clinton. Planning and approval for the project started in the fall of 2012. Tristan was responsible for designing, planning, fund raising over $650 in materials and coordinating over 158 hours of labor. He oversaw the construction of two eight foot handicap accessible picnic tables, building of a 16’x16’ patio, two cedar trash cans and holders and a shelf used for storage in the park’s storage shed which was completed in May of 2013.

Tristan then spent the fall writing a required, detailed manuscript of the project to bring before the board for final approval. After local council approval, the manuscript went to the national level for final review. Tristan will be honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Sunday, March 23 at St. John Lutheran Church.

This project couldn’t have been accomplished without the support from friends, family, fellow scouts and leaders, the City of Port Clinton, Mayor Leone, Larry Cline, John Folger, Dave Mehl (with special mention to the Order of Eagles #2295) and Jeanne Auxter.

Tristan is a sophomore at Port Clinton High School. He is a member of the Leadership Council, football, swimming and tennis teams, and band all while maintaining honor roll status. Tristan is the son of Kim and Angela Auxter.

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