PEOPLE: Highest scout honors, Antarctic expedition
Highest scout honors
The Eagle Scout rank was awarded to BSA Troop 157 scouts Joshua Malone and Christopher Kuznik. This is the highest award a Boy Scout can receive. Few boys move up through the ranks of scouting and only a handful makes it all the way to achieve the Eagle rank.
For his project, Joshua worked with Safehaven Shelter for Battered Women in constructing exterior storage units for the shelter. Kuznik worked with William Kelley High School to implement and fertilize the fruit orchard. He also worked with St. Mary’s Church to install a snow fence around the property.
Two Harbors native Erin Hoeft left Nov. 26 for an Antarctic expedition. The 2010 Two Harbors High School graduate will be working with University of North Dakota geomorphologist Dr. Jaakko Putkonen and other students to research changes in the Antarctic landscape over time; some of that may reflect natural climate change while other indicators may help scientists understand more about human-generated climate change.
The group will be in Antarctica until early February. Read next week’s News-Chronicle for more on Hoeft and her research expedition.