Eagle Scout

by Margie Church Special to the Star News After a recent Elk River Park and Recreation Commission meeting, Chairman Dave Anderson beamed. Five area Boy Scouts had just delivered their presentations describing their Eagle Scout projects that collectively transformed the Woodland Trails winter walking trail system into a destination. To earn Eagle Scout, the highest [...]

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Boy Scout Troop 90 has a long history in Elk River. Clarence Anderson was its first Eagle Scout in 1953. Throughout the years, 56 more Scouts have received the Eagle Award, including Troop 90’s newest Eagle Scout, Nicholas Griffiths, who received his award at a Court of Honor held in December. “When I joined Cub [...]

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• Click here to read about two brothers from Otsego who also are new Eagle Scouts. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was recently conducted to celebrate the accomplishment of Nathan Pinter, who earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony was at his home church, Valley Community Presbyterian [...]

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Austin Van Tassel  has become Elk River Boy Scout Troop 111’s newest Eagle Scout. The youth got his start in Scouting as a first-grader in Pack 98, and he joined Troop 111 upon graduation from Cub Scouts and crossing over. It was in Boy Scouts that Van Tassel says he experienced some of the best [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Brandon DeValk, an Elk River High School freshman, is Troop 111’s newest Eagle Scout. As a member of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, the Scout chose to make some improvements to the Mounds View house of worship he has attended since he was born. As part of his project he replaced [...]

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Thank you Elk River for supporting the Boy Scouts and for turning out for the ninth annual Leadership Breakfast April 262. Denny Chuba, Chuba Co., shared some very humorous and fun stories about his scouting experiences. He then got very serious when he talked about the values learned by being a Scout: the Scout Promise, [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Denny Chuba will celebrate 40 years of success this summer with his Elk River-based home improvement business. He has lived in the city 35 of those years. As a former Boy Scout, having been active as a youth 55 years ago in Brooklyn Township (now Brooklyn Park), Chuba was a [...]

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