PCA Senior Receives Eagle Scout Award
Haakon Lund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anders Lund of Amesbury, MA was recently presented Scouting’s highest award in Boy Scouting, the Eagle Scout Award. The ceremony took place at the Market Street Baptist Church at a special Court of Honor attended by his parents, relatives, friends, and members of Haakon’s Scout Troop 4.
Haakon joined Boy Scouting in March of 2010 and advanced thru the ranks and passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review in February of 2017. During his tenure in the troop he served as a Patrol Leader and Troop Instructor. He attended summer camp for 5 years, and also attended the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia camping with 35,000 other Scouts from all over the world. Haakon was also presented the Leblanc Conservation Award for outstanding work in conservation of natural resources in the local area.
In order to receive the Eagle Scout Award, you need to earn at least 21 Merit Badges including ones in Camping, Cooking, Citizenship, Family Life, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Communications, and Swimming. He went on to earn a total of 29 including badges in Aviation, Bird Study, Finger Printing, Geology, Indian Lore, Pulp and Paper, Search and Rescue, and Reptile Study. Haakon also had to complete a service project for his school, Portsmouth Christian Academy in Dover. He noticed that there was a wetland out behind his school that had to be traversed by the soccer team to get to the fields, and by the cross country team when practicing running. Being a safety issue, he constructed a bridge over the area, giving leadership to scouts and students to design and build the project with a budget of over $900.00. He and the others amassed over 75 man hours of time to build it.
Haakon is a member of the school sports teams and has attended 3 different mission trips while in school. He is currently a senior, will be attending college at North Dakota State University and studying Biotechnology. He is the 65th Eagle Scout from Troop 4 over the last 59 years of the troop.