Boy Scout Troop 68
Scout 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 Nathan Ellering
ended his days as a Boy Scout in April, 2005, when he celebrated his
eighteenth birthday. Nathan 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.
Nathan was a member
of the Hazardous Patrol during his years as a Boy Scout. He has served
as Patrol Leader, troop quartermaster, troop scribe, and assistant
earned the rank of Eagle Scout in March of 2005. He has earned 24 merit
badges. He is the troop's thirteenth Eagle Scout. Nathan was a member
of the Order of the Arrow, Naguonabe Lodge, and was a Brotherhood
member. He attended the 2001 National Jamboree, and
in treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Charles Sommers Canoe Base. For
his Eagle project he organized a toy drive for the less fortunate kids
in the area.
Mr. Ellering will
graduate from high school in 2006. In addition to Scouting, he has been
active in high school activities, and is an active member of St. Mary's
Church. He attended school in Germany for 3 months in the
spring/summer of 2005.
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Nathan and the Hawk Patrol chatted with a district executive during the
1999 Ripley Rendezvous.
Nathan, along with several other troop members attended the 2001
National Jamboree in Virginia.
Nathan and other Hawk Patrol members got wet during a white water
rafting activity near Duluth, Minnesota.
Mike and Nathan do their version of the skit "I Want To Marry The
Princess" during a court of honor.
Nathan was one of the troop's best actors during the yearly Laughs For
Lunch Show put on by the troop.
One of Nathan's greatest Boy Scouting high points was attending
Philmont Scout Ranch in July, 2005.
Nathan's Eagle Project was to collect toys for the less fortunate
children in the Melrose area. He collected a lot more then he expected.
After the council's Eagle board of review, Nathan posed with the three
council board members, one committee member, and his scoutmaster.
Watch the video of Nathan's Life shown at his Eagle Ceremony.
4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Photos provided by Steve Borgerding and Terri Ellering.