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Joshua Wolfe Earns Eagle Scout Honors

By Staff | Aug 13, 2009

EAGLE?SCOUT - Josh Wolfe joined an elite group in earning his Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor on August 2. Josh joins his brohter Jesse Wolfe III as an Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting. Pictured from left to right are Josh’s father and Scoutmaster of Troop 46, Jesse Wolfe, Jesse Wolfe III, Josh Wolfe and his mother, Janice Wolfe. -- Dan Voigt photo

An Emmetsburg Boy Scout has joined an exclusive group of his peers with his investiture as an Eagle Scout. Joshua James Wolfe was presented with his Eagle Scout Award during a Court of Honor on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.

With his family, friends and fellow scouts of Troop 46 looking on, Wolfe joined his older brother Jesse as an Eagle Scout.

Jesse Wolfe II, Scoutmaster of Troop 46, served as the master of ceremonies, with Assistant Scoutmasters Dave Ballman and Bob Gress presenting the Trail of the Eagle. Life Scout Matt Ballman served as the Voice of the Eagle during the ceremonies, and Jesse Wolfe III presented the Challenge and the Eagle Charge.

In order to earn the Eagle Scout Award, Josh earned 21 merit badges and served as a troop leader, in addition to completing a major community service project. Josh constructed a wheelchair access ramp to the annex of Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville. The project included the construction of a 30 foot sidewalk and the actual wheelchair ramp to serve the facility being used for youth activities at Grandview Baptist.

Construction took several weeks over this Spring and early Summer, in order to dig all of the footings and pour the necessary cement for the project. To complete the project, Josh received assistance not only from his fellow scouts in Troop 46, but friends and members of the Grandview Baptist congregation as well.

Josh, a 2009 graduate of Emmetsburg High School, was very involved in vocal music activities, as well as football and track at Emmetsburg, and was a member of the 2008 Class 1A champion E’Hawk football team, and also played for the North squad in the 2009 Iowa Shrine All Star Football Game.

This Fall, Josh will be attending Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., where he plans to major in Pre-medicine and will also play football for the Bethel Royals.

Josh is the son of Jesse and Janice Wolfe of Emmetsburg.