At an Eagle Court of Honor at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, Max McArtor was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.
To receive Eagle, a Scout must have earned 21 merit badges throughout his scouting career, served actively in a position of responsibility within the troop, and have planned, developed and given leadership to an Eagle Scout Service Project.
McArtor joined scouting with Malta Cub Scout Pack 123 in 2001. He has been a member of DeKalb Boy Scout Troop 33 since 2006 and held the leadership positions of Instructor, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, McArtor refurbished the landscaping for United Methodist Church in Malta. This included removing the old landscaping surrounding the church and parking lot and restoring the area with new shrubs and plants. To ensure success he monitored watering the area for several months after planting.
McArtor’s outdoor Scouting activities included every season of the year highlighted by summer camp for four years at Camp Lowden near Oregon, Ill. Other major adventures took place in Galveston, Texas, for Hurricane Ike relief projects and canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota. He also became open water certified in scuba diving.
McArtor is a student at DeKalb High School. He is the son of Kevin and Denise McArtor of Malta.