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Troop 60 Eagle Scout Helps Heroes

Reprinted from "The Mundelein Mustang", March 22, 2017.  Alex Heraty, Staff Reporter

Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is an accomplishment that promotes “good conduct, respect for others, and honesty,” according to the official website of Boy Scouts of America, and one MHS Eagle Scout has gone above and beyond in his good deeds toward his school, community and country.

Matthew P., freshman, achieved Boy Scouts’ highest rank Eagle Scout in October 2016 and proved he is capable of being a leader through the completion of his service project, the final requirement needed to achieve such status.

“I joined scouting to meet new people that are going to have a positive impact on my life,” said Matthew.

As a Boy Scout, Matthew served as Assistant Patrol Leader and has earned 73 merit badges; only 21 are required for the rank of Eagle Scout. Merit badges signal a scout’s completion of learning such skills as first aid, personal finance and community service.

“I love Boy Scouts because you get to learn skills that you would never learn anywhere else,” said Matthew.

Matthew showed determination with his Eagle Scout service project that involved sending military care packages to Okinawa, Japan, where they were then distributed to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

“I wanted to do something that would impact a major group of people that was in need.  They desperately needed [supplies] because they were out fighting for us”.

Community members aided Matthew by donating items for the care packages or by purchasing a package to be sent overseas.  With the help of Helping Heroes of America, an organization that aids U.S. troops and veterans, he was able to ship the care packages for free.

“Matthew has benefited by gaining wisdom by doing,” said Village Trustee Holly Kim. “Risks, no matter how they end up, come with experience and learning.”

Kim assisted Matthew at the “civic tables” section for community organizations at Mundelein Days in July 2016 and helped him partner with Quick Pick, a local business that helped facilitate the project.

“I believe in working smarter, not harder, and partnering with a business means they help with positive advertising in the local community to bring in customers. It’s a win-win,” said Kim.

Matthew sent a total of 6,600 items overseas.  These items included food, hygiene and gaming products.

Helping Heroes of America inspired Pawlowski to begin the process of starting a new student organization at MHS. The club would be modeled off of Stevenson High School’s Students Helping Soldiers, which provides care packages and letters to troops overseas and hosts school and community events to raise awareness.


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No Troop Meeting on 4/10/17

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 10:48am

There will not be a troop meeting on Monday, 4/10/17 due to holy week services at St. Joe's. The MaKaJaWan presentation was rescheduled to the following Monday (4/17/17).

Spring Flower Fundraiser Now Underway

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 4:25pm

Please find attached the flower form from last year and this year's order form. You can either choose to print them off or send them along to your customers. The brochure from last year is attached to give you an idea of what some of the flowers look like. Please refer to the order spreadsheet for the actual flowers that are available this year.

Pick up date to be determined soon based up Troop availability and delivery site availability. Looking at using the Lake County Fair Grounds again this year.

Please remember that Scouts as well as the Troop benefit from the sales of flowers. The prices are competitive, the flowers are beautiful and what neighbor does not buy flowers.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Mrs. Sanderson

Cubmobile Assistance Needed

Posted on Mar 18 2017 - 12:19pm

Our troop was asked to assist with the Cub Mobile event. Details are below.

The Cubmobile will be May 20th at Adler Park in Libertyville. We begin setup at 7am with track assembly and hay bales. During the day I need Scouts at the bottom of the hill handing out ribbons and helping get cars off the track. I need Adults or older Scouts at the top running the race ramp. I also need a few scouts throughout the day who love First Aid and can take care of some scrapes and ouches.

This is a fantastic event and the Cubs have a ball racing their buddies to the bottom of the hill.

Below is a link to a google document to sign up for a volunteer slot. Please send this out to your unit so we can fill it up quickly.

Thanks in advance.

Dan Kublank


Sign up to volunteer!!!!!!!

Order of the Arrow Elections

Posted on Mar 9 2017 - 7:05pm

Make sure you go to the troop meeting Monday the 13th, we will be having an election for the Order of the Arrow and we need at least 50% attendance for the election to be valid.


First Aid Meet

Posted on Feb 28 2017 - 2:09pm

Register Now for the First Aid Meet on March 5th!
The First Aid Meet will be held at the Lake Villa Township Center on March 5th from 1:30-6:00pm. The cost is $5 per scout.

Scouts will be put into Patrols and will rotate through different scenarios. There will be two options for participants:
Competition Track - Patrols will earn points with prizes given to the top 3 Patrols
Learner Track - Scouts will be coached through the same scenarios, not judged.

For more information and to register to attend please click http://www.neic.org/Event.aspx?id=2480

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 5:51pm

Susie Kolterman will begin teaching and working through the Citizenship in the World merit badge starting 3/6/17. This badge will not be offered again for another 3 years, so all scouts are encouraged to sign up!!

Please buy the book (or get from our troop library and print the worksheets from the following website:


Please contact Susie with questions or to sign up: susie.kolterman@gmail.com

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