Marshall’s Timmerman named Scout of the Year

MARSHALL – Earning the title of Eagle Scout is not easy, only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do. What is even harder to do is earn Scout of the Year. However, that is what Troy Timmerman did. In fact, he won two civic awards: the American Legion Minnesota Scout of the Year and the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Minnesota Scout of the Year, for which he received a plaque.

Winning these titles shows that Timmerman is a true Scout and allows him the opportunity to gain scholarships. The purpose of this comes from the Boy Scouts of America’s mission to inspire young people to make ethical and moral choices throughout their lifetime. As a result, awards are given out to high school Eagle Scouts who show true citizenship and patriotism.

“(Receiving the awards) means that I hold a high standard to God and to my country,” Timmerman said. “Now, I’ll just keep working toward being an adult leader.”

Timmerman will formally accept the American Legion award on July 18 and can now compete on the national level for VFW Scout of the Year.

– By Jenna Stoutland