Glenville native earns Eagle Award

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Isaac James Paulson, 18, of Glenville, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Award.

Paulson will be recognized in ceremonies Jan. 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea.

A member of Troop 7 at Halverson Elementary School, Paulson is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Doug Lind.

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Each candidate must earn a required 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to earn his Eagle. Paulson chose to build a standing planter box for residents at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

Paulson has served in various leadership positions, ending with senior patrol leader for Troop 7. He has completed many other merit badges and received other honors and awards.

Paulson is a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was home-schooled, completed his junior and senior years at Riverland Community College and received an associate of arts degree in liberal arts with high distinction. He is now attending Northwestern College in St. Paul, working toward his engineering degree.

He is the son of David and Carrie Paulson of Glenville.