Moen achieves Eagle Scout honor

Matt Moen, a member of Boy Scout Troop 212 of Coon Rapids, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

He received the highest award in the Boy Scout program in the Eagle ceremony at the Coon Rapids VFW Post April 22.

Moen is a sophomore at Coon Rapids High School.

He started out in the Boy Scout program as Tiger Cub in 2002. In 2007, he earned the Arrow of Light and transitioned into Troop 212.

As a member of Troop 212, Moen has held a variety of troop positions including historian, assistant patrol leader, den chief, assistant senior patrol leader and Order of the Arrow (O.A.) representative.

Moen has participated in national youth leadership training and in 2010, he attended the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., and the Grey Wolf leadership camp.

He has been involved in the O.A. leadership.

His favorite scouting activities have been camping and the O.A, while his favorite merit badge was “space exploration,” according to Moen.

For his Eagle project, Moen built three picnic tables for Feed My Starving Children located in Coon Rapids.

He earned 31 merit badges on his journey to Eagle and has attended camps at Many Point, Tomahawk and Ed Bryant.

Moen is also involved in the Venturing program.

Other than Scouting, Moen is actively involved in the Destination ImagiNation program.

Moen, the son of Mike and Sharon Moen of Coon Rapids, is planning on attending a college of engineering and becoming a civil engineer.