Joshua Gienapp to be awarded Eagle Scout rank

Eagle Court of Honor scheduled for Sunday, March 31, 2019

The highest award from the Boy Scouts of America -- the rank of Eagle Scout -- will be awarded Sunday, March 31, 2019 to a Scout in Troop 72 of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Joshua Gienapp, 18, will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor ceremony at 2:00 p.m. that Sunday at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls. All are welcome.

Josh is the son of Lt. Col, USAF (Ret.) Brian and Lisa Gienapp, and the grandson of Gary and the late Carol Gienapp of Chippewa Falls and Toby and Marian Ellison of Menomonie. He is a senior at "Chi-Hi" (Chippewa Falls Senior High School) where he is active in orchestra, wire choir, tennis, and cross-country.

In Scouting, Josh has led the 25-member troop on several campouts during his term as Senior Patrol Leader, and has also held the positions of Scribe, Bugler, and Patrol Leader while participating in 40 weekend campouts during his five years with the troop.

In addition to those campouts, Josh attended summer camp for four years; completed the week-long National Youth Leadership Training; survived a 12-day, 107-mile high-altitude backpacking trip at Philmont in New Mexico; and endured an 8-day, 463-mile bicycle trip to Milwaukee.

For his Eagle project, Joshua led a team of Scouts in planning and building a "Gaga pit" for kids to use at the Chippewa Falls YMCA.

The public is invited to the Court of Honor Sunday.


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