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 Melrose Boy Scout Troop 68
Eagle Scout Hall Of Fame
    The Eagle 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.

Eagle Scout Nathan Ellering

    Nathan Ellering ended his days as a Boy Scout in April, 2005, when he celebrated his eighteenth birthday. Nathan 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.
     Nathan was a member of the Hazardous Patrol during his years as a Boy Scout. He has served as Patrol Leader, troop quartermaster, troop scribe, and assistant patrol leader.
     Nathan earned the rank of Eagle Scout in March of 2005. He has earned 24 merit badges. He is the troop's thirteenth Eagle Scout. Nathan was a member of the Order of the Arrow, Naguonabe Lodge, and was a Brotherhood member.   He attended the 2001 National Jamboree, and participated in treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Charles Sommers Canoe Base. For his Eagle project he organized a toy drive for the less fortunate kids in the area.
     Mr. Ellering will graduate from high school in 2006. In addition to Scouting, he has been active in high school activities, and is an active member of St. Mary's Church.  He attended school in Germany for 3 months in the spring/summer of 2005.
Pictures are thumbnailed. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger picture. 

Nathan and the Hawk Patrol chatted with a district executive during the 1999 Ripley Rendezvous.

Nathan, along with several other troop members attended the 2001 National Jamboree in Virginia.

Nathan and other Hawk Patrol members got wet during a white water rafting activity near Duluth, Minnesota.

Mike and Nathan do their version of the skit "I Want To Marry The Princess" during a court of honor.

Nathan was one of the troop's best actors during the yearly Laughs For Lunch Show put on by the troop.

One of Nathan's greatest Boy Scouting high points was attending Philmont Scout Ranch in July, 2005.

Nathan's Eagle Project was to collect toys for the less fortunate children in the Melrose area. He collected a lot more then he expected.

After the council's Eagle board of review, Nathan posed with the three council board members, one committee member, and his scoutmaster.

Watch the video of Nathan's Life shown at his Eagle Ceremony.
Click here.
Quicktime movie.
4 minutes, 16 seconds
3.91 MB
160 x 110

Photos provided by Steve Borgerding and Terri Ellering.