Erickson earns rank of Eagle Scout

February 13, 2011
Eagle Scout Badge, Type 9

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In this week’s edition of the Murray County News:

“It’s the basic goal of scouting when you start,” Jake Erickson reflects.  “It’s the last thing you go towards.”

For years Jake Erickson has been thinking about, preparing, and working toward earning the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout.  Now that dream has been realized and friends, family and fellow Scouts will celebrate his achievement in a ceremony in his honor this Sunday afternoon.

Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is not something that you sit down and do overnight, Erickson says.  “It takes years and years and years of work.  And you have to want it,” he adds. Erickson has been working toward his goal since joining scouting while a kindergartner at the age of six.  In the 5th grade he became a Boy Scout and along side his brothers, Ben and Ryan, as well as dad Steve, he began work on his goal of achieving the hghest rank possible in the organization….

At 3pm today we will honor Jacob Erickson at an Eagle Court of Honor.  As with most of our recent Eagles in Troop 25, Jake is now age 18.  He took it to the limit, but he got it done before the end of the Centennial Year of Scouting.  With the support of his Dad and brothers, and the help of his fellow Scouts and friends he got it done.  We’re proud of them all.

-JohnS

p.s. Jake did his Eagle Leadership Project at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, a great place for community, family and youth programs across the lake from our own Camp Shetek.  Check ’em out online at:  http://www.shetek.org/.

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  2. Steve B Says:

    Just wanted to take a moment to congratulation Jake Erickson on his accomplishment. Way to go!

  3. JC Says:

    Thanks, guys. It was by the skin of our teeth and a persistent District Advancement Chair we got this done for a Centennial patch. First Board of Review got snowed out, 2nd try school rescheduled an event… it was close but got it done.


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