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By Ben Muir 

Four Scouts earn Eagle Scout honor


February 1, 2018

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

From left: Anders Christensen, Van Abbott, Julia Murph -- who earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award in November -- Charles Christensen and Britton Erickson after the Eagle Scout ceremony on Monday.

Four Petersburg young men were awarded the Eagle Scout honor at a ceremony on Monday, coming after more than a decade of scouting each, about 325 requirements and at least 21 badges.

The Eagle Scouts, Van Abbott, Britton Erickson, Charles Christensen and Anders Christensen were honored in front of about 100 people at the House Cross House, a ceremony that included congratulatory remarks from their dads.

"It's really amazing that four people would come through the same troop and get their eagles all together," said Jeff Erickson, Britton's dad. "It doesn't happen very often, you guys, it's...

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