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Concordia St. Paul News

August 24, 2017

CSP Student Earns Eagle Scout Honor

Concordia St. Paul welcomes another class of incoming freshmen this week that will begin the journey to develop themselves, personally and professionally. One newcomer has been on that path for some time and now has the certification to show for it. Freshman Ethan Helmer was granted the Boy Scout’s highest achievement, the Eagle Scout Award, on May 25, 2017.

Helmer is a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 out of St. Paul, which is the longest continually chartered troop in Minnesota. He has been with the troop since first grade. During his career with the Scouts, he has attended the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree, received the Ralph Davis Boy Scout of the Year Award in the North Star District in 2016, and has recently been recognized for his Vigil Status in the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scout’s honor society.

Along with his dedication to the Scouts, Helmer has completed a Counselor-in-Training session to be a camp counselor at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Rice Lake, Wis. He will lead merit badge classes and programming in Environmental Science and other STEM-related areas. Helmer’s counselor role will begin next summer.