Link donates to Rescue for Eagle Scout Project

By Susan Wenner

Publisher/ People Editor


Chris Link recently presented his Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project of 30 pet beds to Pet Rescue by Judy in Sanford. 

Beginning as a Tiger Scout in 2007, Chris has a long history in scouting as well as serving others along the way. According to his dad, Dave Link, his son has obtained the Super Achiever award for completing all 20 activity pins offered. "In 2012, he crossed over from Cub Scouts into the Boy Scouts," said Dave. "Chris has served at the Scout Troop’s bugler, troop guide, Instructor, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and is currently the Senior Patrol Leader. Chris has attended the Boy Scout High Adventure Camps of Sea Base in Florida and Northern Tier’s Camp Okpik in Minnesota. Chris has earned 45 Merit Badges and belongs to the Scout Order of the Arrow."

His parents beamed as they shared their excitement about Chris' achievements. They cited that they have watched him grow from a small boy to a fine young man and the scouting program has provided him with leadership and responsibility skills needed for his success in life.

Chris added that he choose Pet Rescue by Judy as the focus for his Eagle Scout badge because he wanted to help the community in a way that would show his love for animals. "I’m just glad to help Pet Rescue by Judy and my community."

In regard to scouting and encouraging others in this adventure, Chris said, "It’s hard, when you first start out it’s like you’re at the base of a very big mountain. And the higher up the mountain the harder it gets to climb , but on the way up you learn things that will help with the climb. Then, after many years of working hard you finally make it to the top and when you’re up there you feel like you can do anything."

Aside from his boy scout activities, Chris began school at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Altamonte Springs then transferred to English Estates Elementary in Casselberry for third to fifth grade. From there he attended Rock Lake Middle School in Longwood but is now a senior at Lyman High School in Longwood. He participates as the Trumpet Section Leader of the Lyman High School Band and plays on the Tennis Team. He has been playing tennis since the age of 6, taking lessons at Sanlando Tennis Park. His plans are to attend Seminole State College and continue his studies at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in engineering. He enjoys photography and hopes to incorporate that love into a professional career. Chris does plan to continue to be a part of scouting even after earning his Eagle Scout rank. 


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