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Troop 140 awards Eagle rank to four scouts

Four Hudson youth were recently awarded Boy Scout's highest honor, the Eagle award. The awards were made at an honors ceremony at Bethel Lutheran Church with friends, families and fellow scouts attending. The boys, Alex Schutkoske, Drew Lueneburg, Dominic Meincke and Bryce Dierke, are members of Troop 140 which is sponsored by Bethel Lutheran and Mt. Zion Lutheran churches in Hudson. Scoutmaster of Troop 140 is Bob Maline.

For the Eagle rank, each boy must complete 21 merit badges (11 required); serve in a leadership position; and plan, develop, and lead others in a service project that will be helpful to any religious institution, any school or their community.

For his Eagle project, Schutkoske created a child drop-off and pick-up area at St. Patrick School. He designed and created a safe place for students to wait. He installed pavers, planted evergreens, transplanted lilacs and grasses and installed a bench. He raised over $1,000 to complete the project.

Drew Lueneburg 's Eagle project was to construct three benches for Hudson High School's tennis courts. He planned a fundraiser bagging groceries at Family Fresh Market to pay for the materials. He organized the construction, staining and mounting of the benches.

For his Eagle project, Dominic Meincke built a kiosk, gateway and six benches at River Crest Elementary School. He created the designs for the wooden structures which were built and installed with a team of Scouts and leaders.

Bryce Dierke planned and supervised the building of an information kiosk and the staining of a large picnic pavilion in Glover Park. The park was in need of a place to display maps and local news.