Drill, Pippert achieve Eagle Scout rank
NEW ULM — Two local Boy Scouts were honored Saturday, April 15, at New Ulm Country Club for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Connor Drill of Courtland and Truman Pippert of New Ulm, both members of Troop 25, have been active in Scouting since first grade. Both are high school juniors, Drill at New Ulm High School and Pippert at Cathedral High School.
Only four percent of alll Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Each Eagle Scout must complete an extensive list of broad-based merit badges, as well as many hours of community service, demonstrate proficiency in a host of areas including classic Boy Scout skills, and finally coordinate a service project of significant scope.
Both of the Scouts chose projects of community service. Drill’s involved building picnic benches for Herman Heights shelters and Pippert’s involved rejuvenating New Ulm’s Graffiti Art Wall Park.
Troop 25, currently sponsored by the Optimist Club and formerly by the Knights of Columbus, was represented by Scoutmaster Steve Gag, Committee Chairman Tom Henderson and Advancement Chair Pat Kearney, as well as a host of other leaders and Boy Scouts. P
revious Scoutmaster Tony Dittrich gave the keynote address and New Ulm Mayor Robert Beussman presented commendations from the City of New Ulm as well as American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.