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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bethany resident Jordan Anderson recently received his Eagle Scout award.Bethany resident Jordan Anderson recently received his Eagle Scout award, the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts of America after competing a community service project at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School.

Anderson, 17, is a member of Troop 208 located out of Stoller Middle School. He is the 106th Eagle Scout since 1974 from Troop 208. Only 2 percent of all boys obtain the rank.

Anderson’s Eagle project consisted of creating 12 raised garden beds at C.F.T., where his mother Carol teaches fifth grade. The beds have allowed science exploration by all grades at the school.

During his seven years with the troop, Anderson has earned 33 merit badges and served in several leadership positions including assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, troop guide and bugler. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow and has spent more than 100 nights camping.

In 2010, Anderson attended the National Jamboree at Fort AP Hill in Virginia, where he served as the quartermaster.

During his scouting career, Anderson has participated in three backpacking trips over 50 miles. These include a 68-mile trek around the Three Sisters, a 50-mile sea kayaking adventure in the Puget Sound of Washington and a two-week 109-mile trip at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He has also climbed Mount St. Helens in Washington, the South Sister in Oregon and Mount Baldy in New Mexico.

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