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 Mike Schwieters
Mike Schwieters began Scouting in September, 2000, when he joined Troop 68 in Melrose,
stayed active in Scouting until his eighteenth birthday on August 11, 2007. Mike
was a member
of the Wise Wolves (later changed to Wussy Wolves) Patrol during his
years as a Boy Scout in the troop. He
as patrol leader,
patrol leader, and several other troop offices. Mike attended many
troop activities, with some of his favorites including the
Watchamagumee weekends and the trip to Duluth.
the rank of Eagle Scout in 2007. He
has earned 21 merit
badges. He is the troop's seventeenth Eagle Scout. His
Eagle project was to clean a several miles stretch of the Sauk River
which runs through Melrose. Several canoes were filled with trash and
junk during the project.
Mike graduated from
Melrose High School in 2007. In addition to Scouting, Mike loved to
spend time on the golf course and spent his summers working at the
local course. He will attend college at St. John's.
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Mike enjoyed attending troop activities.
The trip to Duluth, Minnesota, was one of Mike's favorite activities.
Mike participated in the Ironman while attending Many Point Scout Camp.
On one outing Mike and the guys found a goose that was shoot down by some nearby hunters.
Mike and Nathan performed the Marry The Princess skit during a court of honor.
Chris and Mike pose with they package for the annual egg drop competition.
It looks like it might be a hard landing as Mike sleds over this small pile of snow.
Oh well, someone has to do the dished during the troop's breakfast fundraisers.
Mike was very good at tomahawk throwing. And blow gun shooting. And the water balloon sling shot.
Mike almost lost the chess game, but it ended in a stalemate and had to be played again.
Josh, Mike, Chris, and Sergio posed for this picture one evening after playing a game.
Mike, with his parents Karla and Mark, after the Eagle board of review.
Watch the video of Mike Schwieters' Life shown at his Eagle
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Photos provided by Steve Borgerding.