Eagle Scouts honored at ceremony
New Ulm’s newest Eagle Scouts, from right to left, David Bode, Isaac Davis, Nate Fliszar and Sam Schotzko, were honored at an Eagle ceremony held Monday, June 7, at Hermann Height Park. Bode and Brandon Hoffmann earned Eagle awards in 2019, but due to COVID no ceremony could be held. The other three earned their Eagles in 2020. Hoffmann could not be at the ceremony Monday.
Bode is the son of Cindy Bode and Neil Bode. Davis is the son of Chris and Amy Johnson Davis. Fliszar is the son of Eric and Rebecca Fliszar. Hoffmann is the son of Mark Bastian and Shelley Hoffmann. Schotzko is the son of John and Ann Schotzko.
Bode’s Eagle community project involved NUMAS House, a homeless shelter for single mothers with school-aged children. He installed historically accurate fencing around backyard, creating a playground area for children staying at the house.
Davis’ and Hoffmann’s projects involved Minnecon Park. Davis cleared away brush from two campsites at the park, and with the help of the Optimists Club, installed new fire pits and made new picnic tables at the fishing area and the overlook at the park. Hoffmann cleared brush from campsites south of the fishing area.
Fliszar collected hundreds of worn out American flags, and working with the American Legion, put together a flag burning ceremony to dispose of them properly.
Schotzko’s project was at the New Ulm Art Wall Park. He painted over the graffiti wall with white paint, and cleared paths leading to the New Ulm Community Center.
The New Ulm Boy Scout Troop is sponsored by the Optimist’s Club.