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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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MaKaJaWan Information (packing list, transportation info, OTC medical, code of conduct form)

Posted on Jun 6 2016 - 9:41pm

In order to make summer camp a success, please review the attached information related to camp. This will ensure that your scout has a great experience at camp. Included are a packing list, general information about the week at camp, an over-the-counter medical form, and a code of conduct form. Refer to the 5 attachments below.

PDF versions located in Files section.

EAA Young Eagles (Free Ride in aircraft)

Posted on Jun 6 2016 - 8:24pm

Young Eagles®

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated nearly 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane.

It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

Today, the Young Eagles program has flown nearly 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers.

Sign up online here: http://eaa414.checkappointments.com/

Philmont Training Guide (See attached)

Posted on May 19 2016 - 7:50am

As discussed at Monday's meeting, the attached Philmont training guide provides some tips about getting in shape for Philmont. Contact Mr. Kolterman with questions.

2016 Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Shirts

Posted on May 18 2016 - 10:19pm

Orders are due May 23

Please see the attachment for ordering this year's Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan shirts. Besides the multiple selections for the annual design (moose) this year there are also items with an embroidered Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Totem logo.

Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 18 2016 - 7:43am

Memorial Day Parade*
Gather in the Libertyville Metra Station parking lot by 9:15 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30a.m. and walk to Cook Park for the Memorial Day program.

Philmont Official Gear List

Posted on May 17 2016 - 10:03am

The attached is the official gear list for Philmont. Our troop will be holding meetings about gear purchases, training, and logistics. Stay tuned...

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