Marcus Madsen age 18, son of Lisa and Kevin Madsen, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 167, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Scout Award. Marcus received recognition during an award presentation outside Grace Lutheran Church in Muscatine on Nov. 22. Grace Lutheran Church sponsors Boy Scout Troop 167.
Marcus earned 27 merit badges and completed a 226-man-hour service project consisting of cutting over 200 invasive cedar trees to control their spread, and then using the cut trees to form at least 30 habitats at Deep Lakes Park in Muscatine.
Marcus has also earned a Bronze Eagle Palm, the Polar Bear Award and belongs to the Order of the Arrow. Marcus held the leadership positions of Instructor, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader.
Marcus makes up one of approximately 3% of all scouts who attain the rank of Eagle Scout, according to Frantz Silberger, Scoutmaster of Troop 167.