Coon Rapids resident earns rank of Eagle Scout

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

Adam Klisch

Adam Klisch

He received the highest award in the Boy Scout program in an Eagle ceremony at the Coon Rapids VFW Post Nov. 18.

He started out in the Scouting program as a Cub Scout in 2001, earned the Arrow of Light in 2006 and joined Boy Scout Troop 212 immediately.

As members of Troop 212, Klisch has held a variety of troop positions, including patrol leader, quarter master twice, an assistant senior patrol leader and historian.

He was elected by members of his troop to the Order of the Arrow, an honor program dedicated to brotherhood and cheerful service.

Klisch earned 34 merit badges on his way to Eagle. He has attended camps at Many Point, Tomahawk and Ed Bryant.

According to Klisch, his favorite Scouting activities include camping, first aid and hanging out with his fellow Scouts.

His favorite badge to earn was small boat sailing as he has always been interested in sailing and sail boats, Klisch said.

Klisch has volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, Salvation Army as a bell ringer, Scouting for Food, highway cleanup and other Eagle projects.

He also attended the 2010 National Jamboree held in Washington, D.C.

Klisch enjoyed meeting Scouts from other parts of the country, activities they offered, such as scuba diving, and meeting author Michael Scott, he said.

For additional leadership training he has attended the Youth Leadership College where he learned various skills to become a more effective leader.

For his Eagle project Klisch built den boxes for wolves at the Wildlife Science Center.

He is the son of Galen and Kris Klisch of Coon Rapids and is a senior at Coon Rapids High School.

Klisch is planning on attending the University Of Minnesota and pursue a career in music or language.

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