Tricounty News

Central Minnesota gains another Eagle


Only about four percent of Boy Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Among the general population, it’s less than one percent.

Hunter Schreifels joined an elite group Sunday afternoon at the Boy Scout Honor Court, a ceremony officially making him an Eagle Scout.

A public service project is part of the process getting to Eagle Scout. Hunter’s project was completed this past summer. He expanded the overhang over the concession stand at the Pearl Lake ball park, extending it about 10 feet to be even facing the field. He also put cement under the overhang, and there’s a fresh coat of paint on everything. The overhang project provides a place for fans to get out of the sun or rain.


Hunter is a member of Boy Scout Troop 15 out of Cold Spring. Former Scoutmaster Gordy Hesse pinned Hunter with his Eagle pin during the ceremony. Troop Committee Chairman Ralph Anderson also participated in the ceremony.

John Harde, Assistant District Commissioner, spoke about the elite group into which Hunter Schreifels was inducted. Several presidents, astronauts, and other leaders have been Eagle Scouts. The 79-year-old who has been part of Scouting for 65 years also emphasized “once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout.”

Hunter’s parents are Jolaine and Gordy Schreifels of Kimball.

Hunter Schreifels (center) receives his Eagle Scout pin from former Scoutmaster Gordy Hesse. Hunter is flanked by his parents, Jolaine and Gordy Schreifels, during the ceremony. Hunter lives in Kimball, near Pearl Lake, and is part of Boy Scout Troop 15 in Cold Spring.
Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.