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Melrose Boy Scout Troop 68
Eagle Scout Hall Of Fame

    The Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable by a Boy Scout in America. The road which leads toward this rank is long and hard. There may be road blocks and obstacles that try to halt the completion of the rank. Time may run short. But the those who possess strong will and desire will complete the journey and prove they are worthy of the Eagle Rank.
     Melrose Troop 68 has several Scouts who have earned this distinction. This page is dedicated to one of them, his accomplishments, and to all Eagle Scouts from across the country.

Eagle Scout Jacob Ellering

    Jacob Ellering ended his days as a Boy Scout in February, 2006, when he celebrated his eighteenth birthday. Jacob began his Scouting days as a Cub Scout of Pack 68 in Melrose, Minnesota. He joined Troop 68 in 1999 when he graduated to Boy Scouting from the Melrose Pack.
     Jacob was a member of the Hazardous Patrol during his years as a Boy Scout in Troop 68. He has served as patrol leader, troop quartermaster, troop librarian, and senior patrol leader.
     Jacob Ellering earned the rank of Eagle Scout in December of 2005. He has earned 21 merit badges. He is the troop's fourteenth Eagle Scout.  Jacob attended the 2001 National Jamboree, and participated in treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Charles Sommers Canoe Base. His Eagle project consisted of finding the lost grave markers at an older local cemetary that has been going through repairs and upgrading.  His Eagle court of honor was held on Sunday, May 7, 2006.
     Mr. Ellering will graduate from high school in 2006. In addition to Scouting, he has been active in high school activities, hockey, tennis, and is an active member of St. Mary's Church.  He plans to attend college to become a pilot for a major airline.

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Jacob, and his fellow Webelos Scouts Ransom, Sergio, and Nathan, show off their Pinewood Derby cars.

Jacob had a lot of fun at the 2001 National Jamboree at the rifle range.

Jacob and other Hawk Patrol members got wet during a white water rafting activity near Duluth, Minnesota in 2003.

Jacob and Sergio show off their egg's protective packaging at Camp Watchamagumee in 2004.

Josh and Jacob relax at the Ponil cantina at Philmont Scout Ranch in 2004.

Jacob and his father, John, pose for a great picture during the 2004 trek through Philmont Scout Ranch.

Jacob poses with his crew that assisted him during his project at the Oak Hill Cemetary in 2005.

Jacob Ellering poses at his Eagle court of honor with his John, his father, Nick, his brother, and Karen, his mother.

Jacob Ellering

Watch the video of Jacob Ellering's Life shown at his Eagle Ceremony.
Click here.

Quicktime mpeg4.
5 minutes, 41 seconds
33 MB       320 x 213 pixels

Photos provided by Steve Borgerding and John & Karen Ellering.