Christopher Francis has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle service project, he constructed a flagpole with a concrete walkway and flower garden at the Dorothea Dix Park in Hampden. He started his Scouting career in 1999 as a Tiger Scout in Pack 41. He has been a member of Troop 41 in Hampden since 2005, and is currently a Junior Assistant Scout Master.

Francis is very active in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. He has held numerous positions in the Pamola Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, including lodge vice chief. He has been involved in Scouting’s National Youth Leadership Training program for several years as a participant, staff member and senior patrol leader for the course. He has also participated in many nationally run leadership courses.

Francis is planning to attend the National Scout Jamboree as senior patrol leader this summer in Fort Hills, Va.

He is a junior at Hampden Academy, and will receive his Eagle Scout award at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Katahdin Scout Reservation in East Eddington. The ceremony is open to the public.

Francis is the son of Julie and Ron Francis of Hampden. His grandparents are Annie and Richard Goodwin of Charleston and the late Arlene and David Francis, formerly of Belfast.