Zach Seiffert, son of Jeff Seiffert and Dani Seiffert of Coon Rapids, received the Boy Scouts’ highest award of Eagle Scout May 19 at an Eagle Court of Honor conducted by Troop 3212 at Anoka Masonic Lodge, Anoka.
Seiffert started Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 514 of Coon Rapids in 2003. In November 2005 he received the Arrow of Light.
He joined Troop 3212 in 2010 and was voted into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society, by other boys in his troop.
Seiffert served as quarter master and senior patrol leader for two years, attended the leadership training course offered by Grey Wolf and was counselor in Training (CIT) program at Many Point.
He attended summer camp at Many Point. His favorite Scouting activities were camping trips, canoeing and teaching young scouts.
Seiffert’s favorite merit badge was wilderness survival because he loved to build a huge shelter and spend the night out in the woods which was one of the requirements of this particular merit badge.
He earned 31 merit badges.
For his Eagle Scout project, Seiffert, with the assistance of his fellow Scouts, built a rolling market display for Feed My Starving Children.
The rolling display is a big cabinet display that the FMSC ships across the country.
Seiffert is a senior at Coon Rapids High school. He is planning on studying at the University of North Dakota.