Troop 150 honors seven new Eagle Scouts


(submitted photo)

Boy Scouts Troop 150 honored seven new Eagle Scouts at a special Court of Honor at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ on July 13. The Troop is chartered by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville and part of the Northwest District of the Northern Star Council.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Only four percent of all Boy Scouts attain the rank.

 "It's really unusual to have so many members of one troop achieve Eagle at the same time," says Scoutmaster Jeff Blixt of Maplewood. "It's a very exciting time for Troop 150, and an inspiration to the younger Scouts."

Volunteers who guided the young men on their journey from Cub Scouts to Eagles include former Scoutmasters Tom Roycraft of Little Canada and Joel Hielkema of Roseville, as well as many other area residents.

Each of the seven new Eagle Scouts earned at least 21 merit badges, held Troop leadership positions and successfully planned and led a community service project.

From left, Matthew Jie Zeng, son of Yuemo Zeng and Yaning Xu of Roseville, built and painted two A-frame event signs for the City of Roseville. The project was self-funded. Matthew plans to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, for pre-seminary studies.

Shane Liila-Fogarty, son of Randy Liila and Carol Fogarty of Roseville, built picnic tables and landscaped the grounds of Battle Creek Waterworks waterpark. The project was funded by Ramsey County. Shane will be a senior at Roseville Area High School.

Michael Jacobson, son of Jake and Pam Jacobson of Roseville, built and reconditioned picnic tables for Gibbs Farm Museum in Falcon Heights. The project was funded through CrowdRise. Michael will be a senior at Roseville Area High School.

Teddy Broxterman, son of Bob and Molly Broxterman of St. Paul, built a brick path to make the prayer labyrinth at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church handicapped-accessible. The project was funded by the church, the Lions Club and proceeds from a bake sale. Teddy will be a senior at Roseville Area High School.

Jason Roycraft, son of Tom and Eve Roycraft of Little Canada, built a bird blind for school groups to use when observing birds during educational programs at Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center. The project was funded through private donations from friends and family and the Scandia-Marine Lions Club. Jason plans to attend the University of Minnesota — Duluth.

Mitchell Rose, son of Charlie and Kara Rose of Roseville, built a raised-bed garden surrounding the Lions Shelter sign in Central Park. The project was funded by the Roseville Lions, North Suburban Lions and the Central Park Foundation. Mitchell plans to attend the University of Wisconsin — Madison to study business.

Nathan Evans, son of Craig and Mari Evans of St. Paul, added two 25-by-25-foot garden plots to the community garden at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The project was funded by the church. Nathan plans to attend the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities, College of Biological Sciences studying pre-med.

Rate this article: 
Average: 5 (32 votes)
Comment Here