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Wells earns Scouting award

Rockwell “Rocky” Wells was awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver Award from the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America at a special ceremony held at Camp Ripley on April 29.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest volunteer award that a Boy Scout council can grant. It is given for unselfish distinguished service to young people who are in pursuit of positive values such as leadership, citizenship and character. It is an award that an individual may not seek, rather it is an award that seeks out the individual.

Wells has been active with Cub Scout Pack 36, sponsored by VFW Post No. 1647, and Boy Scout Troop 45, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus since 1999. During his 13 years as a volunteer, he has served in many adult positions with his most current being Scoutmaster of Troop 45.

Additionally he has served as the Pine Tree District Chairman, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner and as a member of the Central Minnesota’s Council’s Executive Board.

Rocky’s legacy in the community includes his volunteering at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church as a religious education teacher, Eucharistic minister, Long-range Planning Committee, Parish Council, First Communion/First Reconciliation teacher and Confirmation Teacher. Currently he is serving on the Brainerd Deanery Strategic Planning Group, lector, choir member and a cantor.

Wells is an assistant county attorney for Crow Wing County and lives in Baxter with his wife, Cathy, and children: Eagle Scout John, Eagle Scout Joseph, Life Scout Peter, Star Scout Tommy, Molly, Laura and Bridget.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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