Three local youth attain Eagle Scout

Pictured are some of the helpers with the painting project. From left to right are Adrian Ruzicka, Kaeden Langfitt, Alex Rosenbaum, Austin Hill, Jacob Weis, and Eugene Rosenbaum. Photo courtesy of Weis family

According to Tim Hamilton, Scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop 1047, only one of every 100 Scouts will ever obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the BSA (Boy Scout of America). Achieving Eagle Scout shows the dedication of the young man and a level of encouragement from their parents.

This year, three local Scouts—Jacob Weis, Austin Hill, and Alex Rosenbaum—completed their Eagle Scout Service Project, the final step in becoming Eagle Scouts. Weis chose to re-paint the Clarion VFW Hall, Hill built two permanent gaga ball pits for Eagle Grove parks, and Rosenbaum built a new camping registration station at the Lake Cornelia park.

“The projects they chose to do exemplify some key points the BSA strives to achieve,” Hamilton said. “The registration building promotes camping, where each of them grew into leaders without even knowing it by having fun and being challenged by weather and the adult leaders. The gaga ball pits promote physical fitness within the community. The painting of the VFW is a reminder of our commitment to our country and the long history of the BSA working together with veterans’ organizations over the last 107 years.”


For the full story, see the August 31 edition of the Monitor.