In 2003, Kristopher Ryan Liss began his journey through Scouting as a Tiger with Cub Scout Pack 2819 and in 2007 he earned his religious award. In February 2008 he achieved the Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouts. Liss crossed over to Troop 2837 in February 2008 and has served in many different leadership roles while in the Troop.
Those leadership positions have been Quartermaster, Nature Guide, Troop Guide, OA Representative, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He was also elected into the Order of the Arrow and completed his Brotherhood. Liss attended Buckskin leadership training, providing a strong foundation for his leadership skills. He is also an active participant in the Venture Crew, enjoying the outdoors and is an avid camper with over 100 nights of camping. He has attended numerous summer camps to include Camp T. Brady Saunders, Camp Powhatan, Claytor Lake and the New River Adventure camp.
For his Eagle Scout project in August of 2012, Liss chose to build an Artillery Platform at Henricus Historical Park in Chester. He, along with 35 other members of Troop 2837, built a platform to hold cannon’s totaling over 400 hours of volunteer time. Liss thanks all of the scouts and adult leaders of Troop 2837, along with all the other people who have supported him on his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout. He also gives special thanks to Mr. Andrews for supporting, guiding and leading him as his Eagle Project mentor. Liss became an Eagle Scout on October 23, 2012, the twenty-fifth Eagle Scout from Troop 2837.
He is the son of very proud parents Jim and Robyn Liss. His Dad and Mom supported him during his transition through Boy Scouts. In addition, his older brother Jonathan, an Eagle Scout with Troop 2837 is proud of his younger brother as well. Liss is in the 10th grade at L.C. Bird High School. His future academic plans include pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.