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Michael Vander Wal

February 13, 2013

	Michael Vander Wal carefully marks his measurements as the prepares the boards in preparation for construction of storage shed. 
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Michael Vander Wal carefully marks his measurements as the prepares the boards in preparation for construction of storage shed.
achieves Eagle Scout status
By: Rebecca Hudson Murray County News Staffwriter

Slayton's Boy Scout troop #25 latest in a long line of Eagle Scouts, joining an impressive list of local Eagle scouts, is Michael Vander Wal.   Vander Wal has been an active Boy Scout member since the second grade when he  joined the local Cub Scout troop and since that time has been working toward achieving the goal of earning the coveted Eagle Scout status, the highest rank to be bestowed upon a Boy Scout.

Initially planning to develop a rain garden, Vander Wal says that time constraints did not allow that sort of project so he settled on constructing a much-needed storage shed for the "Let's Go Fishing" program, a non-profit organization that provides recreational fishing excursions for the elderly.

Until now, budget restrictions has made it impossible for such a needed addition to the program, so the scout jumped at the idea of providing the service that would create a portable storage shed to be used to haul the group's equipment, which is stored at Shetek Marine.  Vander Wal worked initially through Randy Martin at the marina on the project.

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