Jasper Arneberg to be awarded Eagle Scout rank

Eagle Court of Honor scheduled for Saturday, November 28, 2009

The highest award from the Boy Scouts of America -- the rank of Eagle Scout -- will be awarded Saturday to a Scout in Troop 72 of Chippewa Falls.

Jasper Arneberg, 15, will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor ceremony at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls. All are welcome.

Jasper is the son of Tom and Beth Arneberg of Chippewa Falls. He is a sophomore at Chi-Hi where he plays trumpet in the marching band and is on the basketball and tennis teams. He is also involved in the youth group at Chippewa Valley Bible Church and enjoys juggling and reading in his spare time.

In Scouting, Jasper has led the troop on several campouts as Senior Patrol Leader, including bike tours, backpacking treks, and the troop's first high-adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He served on staff at National Youth Leadership Training, is a Brotherhood member of Order of the Arrow, and hopes to work full time at L.E. Phillips Scout Reservation next summer. He is part of the Troop 72 crew planning a 12-day backpacking trip to Philmont in New Mexico next July.

For his Eagle project, Jasper led a team of Scouts in building a new coop to protect exotic birds at night in Irvine Park. (Yes, raccoons have to eat too, but the park would prefer they don't dine on these particular species.)

The public is invited to the Court of Honor Saturday. Speakers include Jasper's brother Ben, the troop's first Eagle Scout.

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