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BHS senior earns Eagle Scout rank

Brainerd High School senior Tate Richter was presented with his Eagle Scout rank Oct. 25 in the fellowship room at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd.

Ann Meier-Richter pins the Eagle Medal on her son Tate Richter of Troop 45 during a ceremony Oct. 25 in the fellowship room at Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. The Boy Scouts of America states just 4 percent of Scouts will ever earn the Eagle Scout rank. Submitted Photo
Ann Meier-Richter pins the Eagle Medal on her son Tate Richter of Troop 45 during a ceremony Oct. 25 in the fellowship room at Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. The Boy Scouts of America states just 4 percent of Scouts will ever earn the Eagle Scout rank. Submitted Photo

Brainerd High School senior Tate Richter was presented with his Eagle Scout rank Oct. 25 in the fellowship room at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd.

"By the power vested in me by the power of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America I declare this court of honor to be duly convened for the sole purpose of presenting the Eagle Scout award to Tate Anthony Richter," Kenneth Toole, senior district executive, stated in a news release.

Richter is a member of Troop 45, chartered by St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic Church and worked his way up through the ranks as a Cub Scout before crossing over to Boy Scouts. He previously earned his Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout.

"I'm extremely proud of Tate earning his Eagle Scout," Scoutmaster David Lockwood stated. "It has been a joy watching him grow into an amazing young man."

To earn the Eagle Scout rank a Scout must complete a service project showing leadership to other Scouts or volunteers. While a Life Scout, the Scout must; plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. For his project , Richter created a prayer garden at the woman's shelter.

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"This project was very meaningful to Tate because our family, like many others, has been affected by domestic abuse," Ann Meier-Richter, his mother, stated. "He wanted to create a gentle, beautiful place for victims to go for prayer and healing. So a prayer/ hope garden seemed like a great idea."

During his ceremony Richter was pinned with his Eagle Medal by his mother. In return, he presented her with an Eagle mother's pin. He also presented Kim Erickson with a mentor's pin for all of her efforts to help him achieve this honor.

"I am so proud of Tate and his accomplishment of earning the Eagle Scout rank," Erickson stated. "He has worked very hard to earn this rank and is an excellent example of an Eagle Scout. Watching him grow up along-side my son Austin and them both earning the rank is rewarding for me."

Richter joins the 4 percent of Scouts who will ever earn the Eagle Scout rank and the 45 percent of Scouts who will go on to serve in the military, as he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and will attend basic training after graduating from high school.

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