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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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OA

Posted on Dec 6 2017 - 11:41pm

The OA is hosting a Feed My Starving Children event on Saturday, December 16

It is open to all Scouts. So get some service hours for your rank advancements AND help out needy families around the world.

2017-2018 Scout Year Plan and Info

Posted on Aug 26 2017 - 7:47pm

Attached are 3 documents that outline the 2017-2018 Scout Year
o Meetings
o Outdoor, Council, and Community Plan
o School Calendar (Potent

Popcorn Sales

Posted on Aug 22 2017 - 3:30pm

2017 Popcorn Sales
August 16 2017 – Take orders Sales begin
September 16 – Show and Sell Popcorn Sales begin
October 28 – Popcorn Sale Ends
Contact: Bob Nettesheim for more information

Cycling Merit Badge Opportunity

Posted on May 30 2017 - 10:48am

All Boy Scouts are invited to start or continue the Cycling Merit Badge at Camp Crown on June 11th.

Scouts will not be able to complete the Merit Badge, but will get a great start and will be connected to a counselor to continue to work on the badge. The event is hosted by the Bicycle Club of Lake County (BCLC) who will provide both training and road support. The cost for the event is $15 will cover food and drink for the day. Payment will be made to the Bicycle Club of Lake County the day of the event. Every Scout must have a designated adult on the ride with them. An adult can be responsible for more than one Scout.

For more information and to register, go to neic.org/bikingmb.

Memorial Day Community Service - Grave Site Flag Placing for Veterans

Posted on May 10 2017 - 6:02am

Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Gather at the Veteran’s Memorial within Lakeside Cemetery, on Lake Street, at 9 a.m. After a brief program, Scouting units will be divided into groups to place flags at Veterans’ gravesites.

NEW! Each scout in attendance will receive a patch as a Thank You from our American Legion members.

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).

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