Sam Schoepke, son of Mark and Sue Schoepke of Eagan, has achieved Boy Scouts’ highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Schoepke, 18, is a member of Troop 446, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Brad Weber, chartered by Blue Cross Blue Shield. He was awarded his Eagle rank at the Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 1.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Schoepke partnered with The Well, a United Methodist Church in Rosemount, to complete construction of a storage room in the church.
Schoepke managed the project, and with the help of several Troop 446 Scouts and adult volunteers, they hung Sheetrock, applied tape and mud, sanded, and painted the storage room. A total of 125 hours were spent on the project.
Schoepke joined Cub Scout Pack 446 in September 2007 when he was in first grade at Deerwood Elementary School in Eagan. He advanced to Boy Scouts in March 2012, becoming a member of Scout Troop 446. He earned his Eagle Scout rank in June 2019.
Schoepke attended Kiwanis, Phillippo, Tomahawk and Many Point scout camps throughout the years. He also went winter camping on several occasions on Rainy Lake in Voyageur National Park. Schoepke’s scouting highlight was his trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2015, backpacking in the mountains of New Mexico.
Schoepke was inducted into the Totanhan Nakaha Lodge, Order of the Arrow in 2014 and in 2015, he attended Grey Wolf, Northern Star Council’s National Youth Leadership Training Camp.
Schoepke will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall, majoring in computer science.