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Local Eagle Scout Meets House Speaker John Boehner

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Austin Eagle Scout Jonathan Hillis was among a group of Boy Scouts from across the country who met House Speaker John Boehner this morning.

A delegation of nine Boy Scouts from across America delivered their annual Report to the Nation to House Speaker John Boehner this morning. Austin Eagle Scout Jonathan Hillis was among them.  

Hillis is shown in the picture above. He's directly to the right of Speaker Boehner.

Hillis was recently elected to be the 2011 National Chief of the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow. He is attending Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, according to his father, University of Texas evolutionary biologist David Hillis.

"I'm obviously thrilled," Prof. Hillis said of his son's accomplishment. "We're very excited and it's a great opportunity for him."