Sam Eng received the North Star Award from the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America on April 24 at their annual volunteer recognition event, which was held at the Seattle Aquarium. The North Star award is presented to volunteers who have made a significant contribution to scouting.
Eng was a scout in Seattle troop 254, sponsored by the Chinese Baptist Church, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. While studying at the University of Washington, he worked as director of campfires at Camp Parsons. Eng, who recently retired as a microbiologist at the UW Medical Center, carved the totem pole present at Camp Parsons. He is the first to receive the North Star Award from the local organization. (end)