Clevenger awarded Eagle Scout
Published 9:35 am Saturday, August 7, 2010
Matthew Clevenger, son of Mike and Cheryl Clevenger, and grandson Dean Means, Albert Lea, and Mary Lou Clevenger, Waseca, received his Eagle Scout pin in a ceremony held Monday, June 16, 2010, at the Straight River Park in Medford. This ceremony honored the 100-plus hours this scout put into a service project he planned, develop and lead to accomplish this task. An observance of Flag Day also took place with the Medford 350 Troop retiring worn and torn flags with a burning ritual.
Matthew Clevenger finished his Eagle Scout project in 2008 by completing a project involving the Frank Woodfill Wildlife Refuge on County Road 45 south of Medford. Here Matthew and his volunteers constructed a picnic area, refurbished the existing trail within the park and cleaned up downed trees to make the park more user friendly.
In order for a Boy Scout to earn his Eagle Scout he must be an active member of their troop; live by the principals of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives; earn 21 merit badges; plan, develop and give leadership in a service project which benefits any religious institution, any school, or your community; seek approval for the plan, and be approved prior to starting the project along with a board of review once the project is completed.