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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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Mountain Biking Kettle Moraing Camp Out - Sign Up Now

Posted on Sep 6 2016 - 8:16am

Our first camp out of the year is 9/16 to 9/18. Please sign up on the troop website (under the calendar link). Indicate if you have a bike carrier when you sign up.

Troop Leadership Position Interviews

Posted on Sep 6 2016 - 8:06am

For those scouts at the First Class rank and above that need a leadership position for rank advancement, there will be interviews on 9/12/16 starting at 7:30pm (Koenig Center). Interviews will last about 10 minutes per position. The interviews will be conducted by the SPL and ASPLs. Scouts should interview for their first and second choice as we attempt to accommodate the large number of scouts that need positions. Scouts should attend in uniform and be able to articulate why they would be a good choice for the position they are interviewing for.

Troop leadership positions include: Patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

All scouts that need a position will receive one. Scouts must read and sign the troop's Leadership Position form which is available on the troop's website under forms. Scouts will not receive service time until the completed form is signed and turned in.

Scout Jam Event

Posted on Sep 3 2016 - 8:59am

All Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers are invited to discover the Wide World of Scouting at ScoutJam 2016.
ScoutJam is only held once every four years and will have over 1000 Scouts and leaders in attendance. Over 25 activities can be found such as: pioneering, monkey bridges, signal towers, buckskin village, K-9 dog display, merit badge opportunties, dutch oven cooking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, geocaching, cross cut saw, water rockets, archery, and much more.
September 30th - October 2nd at Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

Lakewood - Lake County Forest Preserve
27277 N Forest Preserve Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084

This would also count for two nights of camping for the Camping Merit Badge.

We will need 3-4 adults depending on the number of Scouts that sign up to attend this weekend to make this a successful weekend for the Scouts.

The registration fees cover campground cost, leader cracker barrel, activities, and patch. Reservation fees are:
$15 per Boy Scout - if signed up by 9/14 $20.00 if signed up by 9/23
$5 per Boy Scout leader
There will also be an additional food/meal expense that will be divided among the number Scouts attending the weekend.
Matt - can you put this out on the Scout Calendar - too see if there as an interest. We may need your help registering on-line through NEIC.

(Co-chairs of this event are Ruth Nowak and Bob Nettesheim)

Activities Exhibits and Displays
Pioneering Area Leave No Trace
Monkey Bridges NESA Centennial of Eagle Scouts
Signal towers Wauconda Fire Department Display
OKPIK Wauconda K-9 Patrol Demonstration
Buckskin Village Northern Illinois Dutch Oven Cooking
Sailing Gander Mountain
Canoeing Marine Corps League
Kayaking Bass Pro
Fishing Shelter box
Geocaching Brownsea Island /NYLT
Climbing Wall Swalco
Zip Line Scuba Diving
2 Liter Bottle Rockets Coleman Display
Order of the Arrow Village Alpha Phi Omega
Cross cut sawing National Jamboree 2017
Archery Lake County Forest Preserves
Tomahawk throw

Popcorn Sales

Posted on Sep 3 2016 - 8:57am

Popcorn Sales:

September 17th - Popcorn Kick-off (Sales begin)
October 13th - Mid-Sales Rallies
October 29th - Sales End

Please contact Bob Nettesheim at 847-899-1538 or abobn@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Sean Finerty Eagle Project Sign Up

Posted on Sep 2 2016 - 2:33pm

My eagle scout project will take place on Sunday the 11th. The project will consist of building boat racks for my local neighborhood beach Loch Lomond. We will need at least three adults for every group of 8. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Contact me at my email (sean.finerty@outlook.com) if you have any questions or comments. I look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 09/11/2016 (Sun.)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Location: 400 Lomond Drive

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4fa5ae29abf94-sean

ASPL Interviews

Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 11:06am

Please sign up for an interview if you are interested in the ASPL position. Interviews will be held at the Century 21 building.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E45A4A92DA75-aspl

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