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United Presbyterian hosts court of honor

Boy Scout Troop 202, sponsored by United Presbyterian Church, presents the Eagle Scout award to Robert Johnson at a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 229 N. 28th St., Superior.

Robert is the son of Michael and Mary Johnson and brother of Elizabeth Johnson.

He has been a member of Troop 202 for seven years. During his scouting career, he served as a patrol leader, senior patrol leader and troop guide. When he joined Troop 202 in 2003, there were 10 other boys in the troop. Five of those original members have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Johnson has earned 21 merit badges needed to make Eagle, 12 of which are required for the rant. Citizenship in the World was his favorite of the badges he earned.

Johnson's Eagle Scout project, which took place in June 2010, consisted of restoring a 40-year-old garden inside Billings Park. It was started by a flower club but it had fallen into disrepair. The garden featured 14 peonies. He built a new frame for the garden, spread rich new soil and wood chips, and then restored the peonies. With the help of friends and family, the project was completed in roughly 10 hours.

Johnson graduated from Superior High School in 2010. He is attending the University of Wisconsin-Superior. His declared major is in history education, but he has aspirations of majoring in political science with a minor in foreign studies. In August, Johnson will head to South Korea to study abroad for a year. He will be staying in Global Village north of Seoul, South Korea.