Adam Beyer, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 531 was honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony Sunday, Sept. 30, at Crosswinds United Methodist Church in Maple Grove. Master of Ceremonies was older brother Matthew Beyer, also an Eagle Scout from Troop 531. Presenting the Eagle Oath and Charge was Ruthan Gagner, former Advancement Chairperson for the Troop.
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Only four of 100 Boy Scouts achieve Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle. To achieve this, Adam completed 21 merit badges, 11 which are Eagle required and can take several months to complete. He also served the troop as Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Scribe, and Historian, completed many volunteer service hours at each rank, and completed a community service project.
Adam’s service project took place at Crosswinds United Methodist church where he led a group of 20 other scouts and adults as they constructed a bon fire ring. The project took over five months to complete from start to finish. The fire ring is frequently used by Crosswinds Youth Group, with whom Adam is actively involved with.
Adam is a member of the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s Honor Society. He attended the National Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Va. and the World Jamboree in Sweden.
Adam is a junior at Maple Grove Senior High. He is active in hockey, Wind Ensemble, marching band and youth group.
Troop 531 is chartered out of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove and is led by Scoutmaster Robert Hankins.