Grandson of resident awarded Eagle Scout pin

Published 9:23 am Friday, October 26, 2012

Kyle Clevenger, son of Mike and Cheryl Clevenger, and grandson of Dean Means of Albert Lea and Mary Lou Clevenger of Waseca received his Eagle Scout pin in a ceremony held recently at the Straight River Park in Medford. This ceremony honored the 100-plus hours this scout put into a service project he planned, developed and lead to accomplish this task.

Kyle Clevenger

Clevenger finished his Eagle Scout project in 2011 by completing a project involving the canoe landing located in North Park on the northern side of the Straight River. Here Clevenger and his volunteers constructed a sitting area, refurbished the existing canoe landing, reseeded the area with grass to help stop erosion and cleaned up the overgrown landing to make the park and landing 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.

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