MALTA – Max McArtor of Malta was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, at an Eagle Court of Honor at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. To qualify for the rank of 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 that benefits a religious institution, school or community.
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 in the area for several months after planting. The parking lot area and church grounds are more attractive with the improvements made as a result of his efforts.
McArtor is a student at DeKalb High School. He is the son of Kevin and Denise McArtor of Malta.