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Mark Levi reaches Scouting’s pinnacle

It has been nearly three years since Mark Levi has walked along the Clear Creek Trail to check up on how his Eagle Scout project, an observation deck that overlooks the creek near Levin Road, is holding up.

“This all wasn’t here then,” said Levi, who built the platform over two weekends back in November 2001, as he looked at the green plants. He’ll be back at the site on Thursday when he goes through his awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Clear Creek Interpretive Center near Bucklin Hill Road.

Most would-be Eagle Scouts get their award shortly after finishing their project which requires a minimum of 100 man-hours of volunteer work. All of the funding for the project was provided by the Silverdale Rotary Club and sponsored by then-club president Patricia Roberts.

But life got in the recent CK High School grad’s way. He said he had to postpone his dream of getting his Eagle Scout award for a couple of years as he moved with his mother Jean to Kingston where they built their house and others as part of a program with the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority.

“I just recently caught up again with Scouting,” Levi said. He finished his four remaining merit badges and got all his paperwork in before the cut-off date of his 18th birthday.

He said his future goal is to be a chiropractor.

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