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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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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

NEIC Winter Event

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 2:33pm

The event open to all Venturer's, Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts who are 14 and over plus all adult volunteers.

The Winter Powder Horn is designed for experienced youth and Venturing Leadership to provide the resource knowledge to run and lead the experience for the ultimate in Winter High Adventure.

For 2017, Powder Horn is the Winter High Adventure experience being hosted by NEIC. to register and to learn more follow the link and your Venturing Staff to www.neic.org/powderhorn17.

New BSA Rank Requirements starting in 2017

Posted on Jan 19 2017 - 1:18pm

BSA announced new requirements that are mandatory starting January 1, 2017, regardless of rank. Please review the new requirements at the link below to familiarize yourself with the new requirements. There is a printable insert that you can use with your current Scout Handbook.


Want to Work on Some Merit Badges?

Posted on Dec 29 2016 - 12:18pm

Scout Families:

We hope this email finds you staying warm. As you may be aware, Potawatomi Merit Badge Day will take place on Saturday, February 25th at the LDS Stake Center in Wilmette (2727 Lake Ave). If you have not signed up yet, please take this opportunity to do so —below are the offerings so far for this year:
-Coin Collecting
-Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting
-Disabilities Awareness

Happy Holidays!

Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Troop Event

Posted on Dec 5 2016 - 6:01pm

Our troop will be joining other local troops (Troops 71 and 194) at the Libertyville Feed My Starving Children food packing event.

Our shift if from 8-9:30pm.

Please sign up using this link: http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=910231

Please wear your full scout uniform.

BSA Troop # 60

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