Kyle McGriff, 18, will receive his Eagle Scout award in a 3 p.m. ceremony today at Badger Lutheran Church.
Son of Kim and Tom McGriff, of Fort Dodge, he is a member of Boy Scout Troop 108 in Humboldt, with Gerald Davis as leader.
For his Eagle Scout project, done in October 2010, McGriff planned and built a fire pit at Herbert Zinnel Memorial Park, the former Dakota City Park.
McGriff, who will be a senior at Fort Dodge Senior High this fall, joined Scouting when in second grade at Hillcrest Elementary School. After a year, he transferred to Pack 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church and received his Arrow of Light as a Webelo. He then joined Troop 9 for two years.
In 2007, he transferred to Troop 108 in Humboldt, under the leadership of Davis. There he earned his Order of the Arrow and Brotherhood award. In 2008, he went to Little Sioux Boy Scout Ranch and received the Junior Leadership Training award.For the past five years, he has attended the Cyuna Boy Scout Camp near Crosslake, Minn.
He has earned 12 Eagle-required merit badges and 22 other merit badges. He has participated in popcorn and greenery sales and has helped hand out telephone books and collect food for food drives since second grade. He has participated in the Aaron Eilers Day of Service for the last three years. This year he put a stitch in the 9/11 flag.
McGriff has placed flags at several different cemeteries. When Parkview Drive in Eagle Grove was redone, he was one of the Scouts who helped put together playground equipment.