Tricounty News

Lexvold to receive Eagle Scout Award

Marlowe Lexvold, age 13, of Kingston Township, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offer to Scouts, The Eagle Award.

Lexvold will be recognized in ceremonies at 7 p.m. Monday,

Aug. 23, at the Lions Shelter in Willow Creek Park in Kimball.

A member of Troop 357, chartered by the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and led by Scoutmaster Bill Liedman, Lexvold is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to BSA statistics.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church-or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle; Lexvold chose to design and implement a landscaping project at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake. This included four flower beds, a shrub border, gravel path, and an area for sitting with two benches.

Lexvold has served as Patrol Leader in the troop, as well as Den Chief in the Kimball and Annandale Cub Scout Packs. He is also active in the St. Cloud Homeschool Band and the Wright Explorers 4-H Club.

Lexvold is a youth member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, is home-schooled, and entering eighth grade. He is the son of Scott and Roberta Lexvold of Kingston Township.