Boy Scout Troop 68
Hall Of Fame
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.
Scout Alex Kleinfehn
Alex Kleinfehn began Scouting in April, 2004, when he joined Troop 68 in Melrose,
stayed active in Scouting until his eighteenth birthday on August 10, 2009. Alex was a member
of the Wolves and the Gorilla Patrols during his
years as a Boy Scout. He
as patrol leader,
patrol leader, troop chaplain aide and several other troop offices. Alex attended many
troop activities, with some of his favorites including the
Watchamagumee weekends, the weeks at Many Point Scout Camp, and his trip to Philmont Scout Ranch.
the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009. He
has earned 23 merit
badges. He is the troop's eighteenth Eagle Scout. His
Eagle project was to clean up two cemeteries in town, and reset and
level many of the gravestones. His project included the help of dozens
of people and took two weekends to accomplish.
Alex graduated from
Melrose High School in 2010. In addition to Scouting, Alex was a member of the high school tennis team.
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One of the first weekend activities that Alex attended was the council's Ripley Rendezvous.
Alex, Chris, and Dakota caught the pond monster at Camp Watchamagumee.
Alex received his First Class Rank in December 2005.
Doesn't every kid want to grow up to be a fireman?
Alex became a member of the Order Of The Arrow in May, 2006.
A Wilderness Survival merit badge shelter to be proud of.
Alex had his blood pressure checked during a visit from the Melrose Ambulance crew.
How many Boy Scouts can say they have sat in an actual race car?
Alex's Eagle project involved work in two Melrose cemeteries.
After his Eagle board of review Alex posed for a photo with his mother, scoutmaster, and committee member.
A cake was brought to the troop's court of honor to celebrate the new Eagle Scout.
Watch the video of Alex Kleinfehn's life shown at his Eagle
6 minutes, 05 seconds
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Photos provided by Steve Borgerding.