Hochgesang earns Eagle Scout

JASPER — Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, was presented to Benjamin Jeffrey Hochgesang at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Aug. 26 at St. Joseph Church Parish Center in Jasper. He is the son of Marla and Jeff Hochgesang.

Boy Scout Troop 185 Scoutmaster Fred Feltner welcomed everyone. Joe Schitter served as master of ceremonies. The colors were presented by Nathan Freyberger and Nick Bell. Hochgesang’s brothers, Luke and Andrew, escorted him. Readers were Andrew Hochgesang, Emerich Leinenbach and Bennett Lang. Eagle Board of Review members included Luke J. Hochgesang, Rennie Wagner ad Mike Summerlot. “A Scout’s Prayer” was read by Hochgesang’s sister, Meghan Premuda. Fred Feltner delivered the Eagle Charge.

Hochgesang started his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 130 at St. Mary Parish in Ireland. He advanced from Tiger to Webelos Scout. He earned the Arrow of Light as well as the Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei religious awards. He crossed over to Holy Family Boy Scout Troop 185 and was in the Stag Patrol. Hochgesang completed 33 merit badges and received the Ad Altare Dei religious award.

He is a member of Venture Crew 185. Along with his father and other scouts. Hochgesang went on a hiking trip to the Rocky Mountain. For his Eagle project, Hochgesang repaired a yard barn and replaced a border with landscape stones at Trinity United Church of Christ. 

Ben is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is a junior this year at Jasper High School and a member of the Jasper High School band.

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