Devin Koestner earns Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scout Devin Koestner

Eagle Scout Devin Koestner

Devin Koestner, son of Jerry and Laurie Koestner, received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sunday, June 2.

He began his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 96 in 2002. Dave Keller was the Scoutmaster. He earned every rank from Tiger to Webelos II. He attended Cub Scout Day Camp and earned many awards during Cub Scouts including his Arrow of Light Award and many Belt Loops and Activity Pins.

In 2007 he joined Boy Scout Troop 96, chartered by the Russellville Lions Club, with Jason Ford as Scout Master.

Koestner has served as Quartermaster, Scribe, Historian, Assistant Patrol Leader, Librarian, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in his troop. He has earned 28 Merit Badges and the Golden Arrow award. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2012 and has also completed 68 nights of Camping and 254 Service Hours.

Koestner has attended Summer Camps at Camp Hohn as well as a High Adventure trip to the northern tier boundary waters in Ely, Minn. He is also active in his church's youth group which included a mission trip to Joplin.

For his Eagle Scout project, Koestner designed and constructed a meditation garden at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman. He led his fellow scouts and volunteers in a project that took over 80 man hours to complete. He passed his Eagle Board of Review on Feb. 19, 2013.

He will be a Senior at Cole R-1 High School, Russellville in the fall.

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