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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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Green Sales and Service Project

Posted on Nov 8 2016 - 6:10am

Please review the following related to Green Sale pickup and Service Event times for earning service hours

Service Events Earn Service Hours

Sunday, Nov 13 @ 1 - 2:30 pm: ( rescheduled from 11/11)
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
What: Pick up / Clean Up around the Fairgrounds
Why: The Lake County Fairgrounds has provided space for the flower and greens pickup free of charge and this is our way of giving back.
Sign Up: Troop 60 website

Wednesday, Nov 16 @ 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
What: Help pull green orders and load cars during the pickup of the greens
Sign Up: Troop 60 website

Wednesday, Nov. 16th GREENS PICKUP
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
When: 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Sign Up: Please send me your preference for pickup. We have 4 slots per every 15 minutes starting at 3:00. Will take requests as they are sent. Will also bring sign up sheet to Troop meeting on 11/14.

Matthew Pawlowski's Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 7:44am

Please come help us celebrate Matthew's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. There will be cake and refreshments served after the ceremony. Please RSVP by: November 22nd.

You can RSVP at the link below.


PLC Meeting Time Change

Posted on Oct 25 2016 - 9:52am

Note that the PLC meeting next Monday (10/31) has been changed to 8pm to 8:30pm to accommodate trick-or-treating.


Astronomy Event

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 7:33am

We are excited to extend an invitation to your troop members in grades 3-8
and their families to join Carmel Catholic High School’s Astronomy Club
for Astronomy Night on October 7, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Carmel Catholic students, with the help of the Lake County Astronomical Society,
will host this evening event filled with hands-on activities, including a
Star Party with opportunities to use a variety of telescopes. Ms. Marcella
Linahan, Carmel Catholic science teacher and NASA Airborne Astronomy
Ambassador, will present and provide information about her trip on board
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy).
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • Searching for and identifying constellations • Creating a Moon Phase flip book, which participants will take home • Experiencing a virtual night sky using Stellarium software • Learning about infrared light, colored filters, invisible lights, and
infrared radiation.

Register: Online pre-registration is required for this event. Parents can
register their child online at carmelhs.org/astronomy2016 or a permission
slip (That I can furnish you) can be submitted the night of the event.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough

Location: The event takes place in the Carmel Catholic High School
Auditorium. Please use the main entrance to the school on Rt. 176 and
follow the signs to the Auditorium.
Leaders, parents, or chaperones must be present for students in grades
3-6. Activities are subject to change.

Green Sales

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 2:22pm

Greens Sales: September 19th - October 17th!! It is the time for each scout of Troop 60 to help support the troop by selling greens to their neighbors and friends!! This is a great opportunity to practice your communication skills, spread the news about scouting and even earn some money for your camping fund!!

The orders will be delivered on Wednesday, November 16th to the Lake County Fairgrounds after school. This provides the opportunity to deliver the greens before the Thanksgiving holiday!

If you have any questions, please contact Jim and Susie Kolterman 847-247-1468 or susie.kolterman@gmail.com

Leadership Position Form

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 6:50am

Each scout with a leadership position must read and sign the form. Scouts service time will not start until the form is turned in. Scouts should bring a written summary of how they met these requirements to their Scoutmaster Conference.

BSA Troop # 60

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