Jarrid Neuenfeldt, member of Boy Scout Troop 212 in Coon Rapids, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He received the highest award in the Boy Scout program in an Eagle ceremony at Coon Rapids VFW April 7.
Neuenfeldt started out in the Boy Scout program in 2006. As a member of Troop 212, he has held a variety of troop positions including quartermaster, assistant patrol leader and historian.
To achieve the Eagle Scout rank, Neuenfeldt successfully earned 27 merit badges and the BSA snorkeling award. His favorite merit badge was swimming.
Neuenfeldt attended summer camps at Many Point, Tomahawk and Ed Bryant.
His favorite Scouting activities were rifle shooting, camping and canoeing.
Neuenfeldt’s Eagle project was making a raised platform and a den for the porcupines at the Wild Life Center in Columbus. He also volunteered at Feed My Starving Children.
“Getting an Eagle Scout award takes strong family support,” said Gauri Limkar, Troop 212.
“Jarrid’s mother Michele and father Steve Neuenfeldt offered him that.”
He is senior at Coon Rapids High School and is planning on attending college this fall.
Neuenfeldt is working at Linwood Terrace Mobile Homes where he is doing maintenance and grounds keeping.