Jared Dalluhn earns Eagle Scout award

Forest Lake 16-year-old Jared Dalluhn has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award from the Boy Scouts of America.

A member of Troop 733, Jared is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain Eagle Scout rank.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a service project.  Jared’s service project included building 35 field desks for use at the Linwood Elementary School forest program.  He then led fifth grade students in the forest, using the desks, teaching them about tree identification and conservation.

Jared has served in many positions in his troop. These include patrol leader, scribe, quartermaster, and Order of the Arrow representative.  In the Order of the Arrow he was chapter chief, and currently is the lodge vice chief of communications.

Jared was also a staff member for two years at Gray Wolf national youth leadership training, where he helped train other Scouts with sessions on problem solving, making ethical decisions, valuing people, leading yourself, communicating, developing a team, and teaching skills to others.

Boy Scouts has enabled Jared to go Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico where, with other Scouts, he backpacked 116 miles through the mountains.

He also attended the Order of the Arrow National Conference this summer in Michigan and plans to attend the Boy Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia next summer.

Jared is the son of Tim and Cheryl Dalluhn of Forest Lake.

A court of honor will be held honoring Jared at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Forest Hills United Methodist Church.