Ferris High School senior with autism earns his Eagle Scout rank

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ferris High School senior Harrison Armstrong earned his Eagle Scout rank on Saturday.

Armstrong has autism, but he’s not letting it slow him down, leading a life of service with the Boy Scouts of America. He also attends the Salvation Army of Spokane church and plans to become a Senior Soldier.

When 4 News Now last caught up with Armstrong, he was volunteering ringing the bell for Salvation Army — a gift he requested for his 16th birthday.

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Armstrong’s Eagle Scout project involved building two picnic tables at Camp Gifford, designed to fold up for easy moving. The camp helps at-risk teenagers and is located on Deer Lake.

According to the Salvation Army, only 4% of kids who join the Boy Scouts of America ever achieve Eagle Scout rank.