Boy Scout Troop 68
Scout Hall Of Fame
Scout is the highest
rank attainable by a Boy Scout in America. The road which leads toward
this rank is long and hard. There may be road blocks and obstacles that
try to halt the completion of the rank. Time may run short. But the
those who possess strong will and desire will complete the journey and
prove they are worthy of the Eagle Rank.
Melrose Troop 68 has several
Scouts who have
earned this distinction. This page is dedicated to one of them, his
accomplishments, and to all Eagle Scouts from across the country.
Scout Jacob Ellering
ended his days as a Boy Scout in February, 2006, when he celebrated his
eighteenth birthday. Jacob began his Scouting days as a Cub Scout of
Pack 68 in Melrose, Minnesota. He joined Troop 68 in 1999 when he
graduated to Boy Scouting from the Melrose Pack.
Jacob was a member
of the Hazardous Patrol during his years as a Boy Scout in Troop 68. He
as patrol leader, troop quartermaster, troop librarian, and senior
Jacob Ellering earned the rank of Eagle Scout in
December of 2005. He
has earned 21 merit
badges. He is the troop's fourteenth Eagle Scout. Jacob
attended the 2001 National Jamboree, and participated
in treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Charles Sommers Canoe Base. His
Eagle project consisted of finding the lost grave markers at an older
local cemetary that has been going through repairs and
His Eagle court of honor was held on Sunday, May 7, 2006.
Mr. Ellering will
graduate from high school in 2006. In addition to Scouting, he has been
active in high school activities, hockey, tennis, and is an active
member of St. Mary's
Church. He plans to attend college to become a pilot for a
Click on a picture to see a larger picture.
Jacob, and his fellow Webelos Scouts Ransom, Sergio, and Nathan, show
off their Pinewood Derby cars.
Jacob had a lot of fun at the 2001 National Jamboree at the rifle range.
Jacob and other Hawk Patrol members got wet during a white water
rafting activity near Duluth, Minnesota in 2003.
Jacob and Sergio show off their egg's protective packaging at Camp
Watchamagumee in 2004.
Josh and Jacob relax at the Ponil cantina at Philmont Scout Ranch in
Jacob and his father, John, pose for a great picture during the 2004
trek through Philmont Scout Ranch.
Jacob poses with his crew that assisted him during his project at the
Oak Hill Cemetary in 2005.
Jacob Ellering poses at his Eagle court of honor with his John, his
father, Nick, his brother, and Karen, his mother.
Watch the video of Jacob Ellering's Life shown at his Eagle
5 minutes, 41 seconds
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Photos provided by Steve Borgerding and John &