Kimball Boy Scouts Troop #357 held their awards ceremony last week. Earning Merit badges were (from left) William Serbus, Jonny Serbus, Todd Sipe, Alex Ludlow, Robert Spoden, Mitchell Kunkel, Mitchell Just, and Ethan Erpelding. Submitted photo.
The Kimball Boy Scouts received many awards at the ceremony held Tuesday, March 26.
First off, the boys want to say, “welcome” to Mitchell Kunkel, the only fifth-grader to cross over from the Cub Scouts to become a Boy Scout. Mitchell was welcomed into the Scouts with an Order of the Arrow, Arrow of Light Ceremony. The Order of the Arrow, Arrow of Light Ceremony is a great way to honor Cub Scouts when they complete the requirements to earn the highest rank in Cub Scouting. The Arrow of Light also is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Congratulations, Mitchell!
The Scouts also welcomed new member Todd Sipe who joined the Scouts earlier this month.
The Boy Scouts have been busy this past fall/winter working on many advancements and Merit badges. Each Merit badge can take about 3-4 months, depending on the badge earned.
William Serbus completed the rank of Scout, completed the rank of Tenderfoot, and earned four Merit badges in the following:
Athletics, Game Design, Sports, and Snow Sports.
Jonny Serbus completed the rank of Scout, completed the rank of Tenderfoot, and earned four Merit badges in the following:
Athletics, Snow Sports, Geology and Sports.
Mitchell Just completed the rank of Second Class and earned two Merit Badges in the following: Snow Sports, and Signs, Signals and Codes.
Nathan Just completed the rank of Scout and earned two Merit badges in the following: Snow Sports and Signs, Signals and Codes.
Ethan Erpelding completed the rank of Scout.
Alex Ludlow completed the rank of Tenderfoot and earned a Merit badge in Snow Sports.
Robert Spoden earned a Merit badge in Snow Sports.
What’s up next for the Scouts?
The boys are busy getting ready to attend Camp Many Point in Ponsford, Minn., the end of June. They have started to work on Merit badges that they will be complete/test on at camp. They also will pick up trash along Highway 55 in April, and they have many camps scheduled over the summer. They have volunteered to help different organizations, so watch for them in the community.
Please keep saving your cans for the can bin, we should be able to empty it soon. Thank you for all your cans.
If you are interested in joining Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster Matt Serbus at (320) 266-5020.