Minot’s Mathistad to be awarded Eagle Scout rank

The highest award for the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout, will be awarded Sunday, March 18, to a scout from Troop 433 of Minot.

Jonathan Mathistad, 18, will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor ceremony at 2 p.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church, 215 3rd Avenue SE.

Mathistad is the son of Todd and Janet Mathistad of Minot. Mathistad is a senior at Minot High School where he is an honor student and participates in track, the Technology Student Association, National Honor Society, and the high school’s honor orchestra. In his spare time, Mathistad enjoys traveling, running and playing his viola.

After earning his high school diploma in May 2018, he plans to attend Montana State University to major in mechanical engineering.

In scouting, Mathistad has lead the 40-member troop as Senior Patrol Leader, and has held other numerous positions including Patrol Leader. He has joined the group in high-adventure camping, which includes spending the night on a mountain, with a height of 1,400 feet, in Colorado. Mathistad’s father accompanied him on that trip. For his Eagle Project, Mathistad led a team of scouts, and other volunteers, in building 20 kestrel nest boxes for the Minot Parks District.

The public is invited to the Court of Honor ceremony, as well as the following luncheon.