Max Walter, a recent Little Falls Community High School graduate and member of Boy Scout Troop 65, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Walter had to first progress through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. Along the way he has earned 24 merit badges.
Part of attaining the Eagle Scout rank, Walter had to plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious organization, school or community. He chose St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Walter met with Fr. Nicholas Landsberger last year to discuss the overgrowth on the headstone memorials at St. Mary’s Cemetery. He then gathered the tools and other equipment necessary to complete the project, including volunteers of fellow scouts, friends and family. On a hot day in August 2013, the project of edging, clearing and cleaning the headstones was completed.
After attending and passing the Scouting Board of Review this spring, Walter was awarded his Eagle Scout rank at a ceremony May 10.
Walter is the son of James and Rebecca Walter and has four siblings, Amanda, Evan, Caleb and Kyle. He is the grandson of Roger and Louise Walter of Little Falls and Ken and Betty Lasneski of Alexandria.