Youngest Lorsung son earns Eagle Scout honors

Kevin Lorsung joins brothers Joe and Jeff as Eagle Scouts

The Lorsung family of the Eagle Scout tradition continues.

Kevin Lorsung (center) was officially installed into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor during a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 26 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Isanti. Joining him for the ceremony were his brothers Jeff (left) and Joe, who are also Eagle Scouts.

Kevin Lorsung (center) was officially installed into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor during a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 26 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Isanti. Joining him for the ceremony were his brothers Jeff (left) and Joe, who are also Eagle Scouts. Photos by Rachel Kytonen

Kevin Lorsung, the youngest son of Don and Deb Lorsung of Isanti, was officially awarded his Eagle Scout honors during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor held Sunday, Aug. 26, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Isanti.

Kevin, a senior this year at Cambridge-Isanti High School, joins older brothers Joe and Jeff as an Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle Scout project, Kevin, a member of Isanti Troop 523, installed an irrigation system in the Rosary Garden at St. Elizabeth’s.

Trent Koukol, Scoutmaster of Isanti Troop 523, administers the Eagle Scout Promise to Kevin Lorsung. Also participating are Joe Lorsung, Dale Brandt, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 523 and Jeff Lorsung.

Trent Koukol, Scoutmaster of Isanti Troop 523, administers the Eagle Scout Promise to Kevin Lorsung. Also participating are Joe Lorsung, Dale Brandt, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 523 and Jeff Lorsung.

“I’m feeling relieved and nervous,” Kevin said moments before his installation ceremony. “I’m happy this day has come. The Eagle Scout community project was a year and a half process, but it has been really good for the garden.”

Kevin really enjoyed his time as a Boy Scout.

“Being a Boy Scout has taught me a lot about solid morals and work ethic,” Kevin said. “Boy Scouts has been a real positive experience for me.”

Joe, a 2004 graduate of Charles City High School in Charles City, Iowa, earned his Eagle Scout honors in 2003 with Troop 78. For his Eagle Scout project, he helped coordinate and construct a kiosk for the local chamber of commerce.

Kevin Lorsung lights a candle during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

Kevin Lorsung lights a candle during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

Joe began with Boy Scouts at a young age, with Troop 45 in Brainerd. He said his most fond memories of Boy Scouts is spending time outdoors, especially at Scout camps. He graduated from North Dakota State University, earning his master’s in architecture.

“Being in Boy Scouts taught me educational skills and helped me prepare for college and for my professional life,” Joe said. “Being in Boy Scouts taught me life long skills and about becoming a better citizen.”

Jeff, a 2010 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School, earned his Eagle Scout award with Troop 523 in 2009. For his Eagle Scout project, he built a picnic table shelter along the Rum River in Cambridge on land owned by St. Elizabeth’s.

Dale Brandt, Assistant Scoutmaster for Isanti Troop 523, Trent Koukol, Scoutmaster for Isanti Troop 523, Kevin Lorsung, and his parents Deb and Don Lorsung, gather following the ceremony.

Dale Brandt, Assistant Scoutmaster for Isanti Troop 523, Trent Koukol, Scoutmaster for Isanti Troop 523, Kevin Lorsung, and his parents Deb and Don Lorsung, gather following the ceremony.

Jeff also joined Boy Scouts at a young age with Troop 578 in Charles City, Iowa.

“I definitely learned a lot of leadership skills and organizational skills that I can apply in my every day life,” Jeff said. “I’m very proud of Kevin and excited that he’s earned his Eagle Scout award. It is quite a process, and we are proud of his accomplishment.”

Jeff is currently a junior at North Dakota State University and is majoring in environmental sciences.

“Being in Boys Scouts gives you the opportunity to make a lot of life-long friends, and I’ve learned a lot along the way,” Jeff said.

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