Years of scouting come to fruition

Robert Osowski

Robert Osowski

Robert Osowski, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 411, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony May 5, 5 p.m. at Main Street Church.The public is invited to attend.

To earn scouting’s highest award, Osowski had to earn 21 merit badges, serve a leader in his troop and complete a major community service project. Osowski joined scouting as a Cub Scout in 2001 and became a Boy Scout in 2007. He has served the troop as a patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, quartermaster and instructor.

Osowski’s service project took place at Roger Johnson Memorial baseballs fields. Leading multiple scouts and adults, Osowski built two dugouts at the baseball field located at 410th street and County Road 30 in North Branch. The project included fundraising — over $3,000 from the community — planning the structure, meeting with city leaders and implementing and building the structure with help from Nate Sondrol with the city. The project included local financial support from many organizations, businesses and people in the North Branch area, including the North Branch Rotary club, North Branch Lions, City of North Branch, Lampert Lumber, Gustafson Excavating, NBBA, Empire insurance, Minnco bank, Jim Nagle and family, Masters Contracting, and Craig Malterud.

Osowski is a junior at North Branch High School.  He plans to study engineering when he graduates in 2014.

Thank you to the adult leadership at Boy Scout Troop 411 for the guidance, time and attention to scouting:  Brandon Korkowski, Don Mattson, David Braun, Todd Maki, Scott Badger, Mr. and Mrs. Roerig, Scott Sementa, Bruce Pals, Darren Kolke, Rick Todd along with many adult volunteers.

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