On Saturday in a special court of honor ceremony Tyler Jensen, 18, received his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 45 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Brainerd.
During the ceremony Kyle Hall, assistant scoutmaster, had the opportunity to share with Jensen’s family and friends his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout. He said that Jensen kept going and persevered even though he had made a move to a new community and a new troop. He never gave up on his goal to become an Eagle Scout. He also talked about how Scouting has taught Jensen important values including: honesty, being a team player, caring for the environment, respecting the elderly, and having self-confidence. Hall also said that Jensen has demonstrated these values and will continue to do so in his adult life.
Rep. John Ward, DFL Baxter, presented Jensen with a plaque bearing the state’s seal, in honor of his becoming an Eagle Scout. Ward also presented Jensen with a certificate of merit from the Minnesota House of Representatives, signed by the speaker of the House, House majority leader, as well as himself. Jensen was presented his Eagle badge by Scoutmaster Rocky Wells. Jeff Aga, Scoutmaster of Troop 36, read the “Voice of the Eagle”. Also in attendance were Pastor John Lundberg, who led the invocation and benediction and Central Minnesota Council’s Pine Tree District’s Executive Nate Phillips.
Jensen has served his troops in various positions: Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop historian, troop guide and librarian.
Jensen’s Eagle Scout Project involved helping his church, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, in Baxter. He made three park benches for the children’s playground area and also made a compost station.
Jensen is the son of Bruce and Sandy Jensen of Baxter.
Jensen is currently attending MSU-Moorhead where he is studying to be a history educator.