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Czar of Midi
Administrator Since: Apr 04, 2002

Minn. teen is 2 millionth Eagle Scout

Associated Press

Last update: June 17, 2009 - 5:32 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - A big honor for a Minnesota Boy Scout.
Sixteen-year-old Anthony Thomas of Lakeville has been named the 2 millionth Eagle Scout since the first Eagle badge was awarded in 1912.

The Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Star Council are scheduled to make the announcement Wednesday.

As the 2 millionth Eagle Scout, Anthony will serve as a youth ambassador for scouting at national events such as the Tournament of Roses Parade.

His first role will be to help break ground on a multimillion-dollar project to transform historic Fort Snelling into "Base Camp" an urban Scouting camp featuring rope courses, rock-climbing walls and an environmental learning center.

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Jun 18, 2009 01:16 am

That's pretty neat. My cousin is 16 and I think he's trying to think of a project for his Eagle scouting...

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 18, 2009 07:32 am

That topic was posted by an eagle scout that can't spell Minnesota :-)

Congrats to the kid, that's cool

Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Jun 18, 2009 07:42 am

That is awesome...you really have to work your butt off to become an Eagle Scout. It's pretty elite company! Also, Fort Snelling is one of the coolest places I've been. When I was teaching 5th grade, we brought our students there on our class trip every year. Very sweet. (Now they take 'em to a Twins game...how educational...)

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Jun 18, 2009 04:57 pm

That's pretty cool :) Grats to the kid hehe.

I thought about becoming a scout once, but it didn't really go all that great. I was getting interested in 5th grade (age 10), so my dad took me to a local meeting at the Presbyterian church. I think it was Webelos scouts. I remember going in, I wasn't feeling that great, and about mid-way through the meeting, I had a massive migraine headache. After the meeting, I ended up tossing my cookies in the church lawn as the meeting let out. Ah, memories. Anyway, I think I lost my interest after the meeting. Not from sicking up, but I guess the topics covered didn't really hold my interest.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jun 18, 2009 09:15 pm

coolo, that is cool he is going for it. And ya, projects are not easy to come up with these days. In my day in the city even it was still tuff but I got one figured out.

dB, what you talkiing about? Its spelled right.

Jim, ya I think we are one of the few remaining troops that still do things the old way. I did find out we are the last troop in the US that actually still does an induction ceremony, in the coldest part of the winter, outdoors! We make em trudge through the snow in the woods.

J-bot, that age would have been Webelos as you said, the last 2 years of being a cub scout. Earn your arrow of light and move on up to Boy Scouts.

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