Boy Scout troop 318 recently honored Adam Woodward of Anoka at an Eagle Court of Honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He follows his five brothers and father to receive this honor.
Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank in the Boy Scouts and requires years of dedication and hard work. Only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts attain this rank. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service and outdoor skills at multiple levels. They must earn 21 merit badges and must complete an extensive service project that he plans, organizes, leads and manages before his 18th birthday.
Woodward designed and constructed a patio for the hockey warming house at the Ramsey Central Park hockey rink for his Eagle Project. He led 15 volunteers in removing sod, creating a base and topping with paver stones in preparation for a finished patio. He says he learned the valuable lesson on preparing yourself before you are able to lead others. He credits the Scouting program for giving him a love for serving and for the outdoors.
He is attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College as a high school senior. He also is violinist in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony and plays in a string quartet with the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education Program. He enjoys soccer, snowboarding and classical music. Woodward is the son of Scott and Jill Woodward.