Coon Rapids Boy Scout now an Eagle Scout

Austin Klisch, 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 an Eagle ceremony at the Coon Rapids VFW Post 9625 Jan. 12.

Klisch started out in the Boy Scout program as Tiger Scout and earned the Arrow of Light as a Webelos Scout in Pack 212 in 2007.

He went on to join Troop 212 in February 2007.

As a member of Troop 212, Klisch has held a variety of positions.

He was the troop quartermaster, a patrol leader and the senior patrol leader for two years.

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

In the Order of the Arrow he has attained the honor of brotherhood.

Klisch’s Eagle project was building two platforms/decks for the wolves at the Wildlife Science Center.

He made them high enough for the wolves to get out of the sun and still be seen by the public.

Klisch has received 43 badges on his way to Eagle and also earned the BSA mile swim and the BSA snorkeling awards.

Klisch has attended camps at Many Point, Tomahawk and Ed Bryant.

He attended the 100th National Jamboree in 2010 and a kayaking high adventure to the Apostle Islands in 2013.

Klisch is the son of Paul and Liz Klisch of Mounds View and Traci Klisch of Blaine.

He is a senior at Irondale High School and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall.

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