Local Hettinger youth earns the rank of Eagle Scout

The highest award obtainable from the Boy Scouts of America organization will be presented to an 18 year old Hettinger youth.

Eric Steen stands next to his finished Eagle Scout Project. Steen will receive his Eagle Scout distinction on March 13.
Eric Steen stands next to his finished Eagle Scout Project. Steen will receive his Eagle Scout distinction on March 13.

Eric Steen will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor at The American Legion Post #115.  The Court of Honor ceremony will be held on March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM MDT.

Eric, the son of Mike and Michelle Steen, receives the award after earning 25 merit badges and completing his service project of building a park shelter in the Lyle Markegard Memorial Park

The senior at Hettinger High School advanced through the ranks of Scouting as a member of Troop 45 of the American Legion Post #115.  Troop 45 has been making a difference in the Hettinger community since 1922.

Eric has held several offices including Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Web Master.  Eric is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow Pa-Hin chapter.

The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.  The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years.  Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts do so.  This represents more than 2.3 millions Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912.  Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting- citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness- remains important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.

The Roughrider District is a geographic area of the Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America.  The Council founded in 1974, young men and women, throughout the entire state of North Dakota, 18 counties in Northwest Minnesota, 1 county in South Dakota and 2 counties in Northwest Montana.  The mission of the Boy Scouts is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by installing in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  The Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America salutes Eric Steen for his achievement! For more information on Scouting visit www.nlcbsa.org or call 1.877.293.5011 (toll free).







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  1. Fond memories of Troop 45 summer scouting trips. One, hiking part of the Silver Arrow trail in the Black Hills in 1970 and another in 1971 going to Minneapolis and getting a autograph from Rod Carew. Also selling Christmas trees to raise money for those trips.

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