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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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Area Merit Badge Counselors Added to Troop Website

Posted on Dec 5 2015 - 9:59am

There is a link on the Troop's website under Menu entitled MB Counselors. This link includes Merit Badge Counselors for our Troop. We recently just added an updated list of Counselors that we received from NEIC Council for our region.

Northwestern Basketball Game

Posted on Nov 28 2015 - 3:44pm

As a reminder, Northwestern Wildcats Basketball is offering unique experiences perfect for Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Indian Guide/Princess groups. These experiences include color guard presentations, high-five tunnels greeting the Wildcats onto the court, and watching warmups courtside.

The discounted group rates for the 2015-2016 Men’s Basketball Season:
· $15 for Non-Conference games in November and December
· $20 for the Big Ten games from January through March (excludes Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Illinois-call or email for pricing)

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Final Greens Pick Up November 23rd!

Posted on Nov 23 2015 - 3:39pm

Final greens pickup is today (Monday Nov 23rd) at the troop meeting. Please contact Mrs. Kolterman if you need to arrange anything different. susie.kolterman@gmail.com.

Java with Joe! (promotional event at St. Joe's Church)

Posted on Nov 23 2015 - 3:01pm

Like handing out donuts? St. Joe's is looking for a few uniformed scouts to assist with Java with Joe after three masses the weekend of Dec 5th - 6th. Please sign up on the event calendar for one of the slots.

Leadership Position Information

Posted on Oct 20 2015 - 8:22am

We will be having the scouts that need leadership positions interview for them beginning on 9/14/15 (our first meeting). In general, 1st class scouts need 4 months in a leadership role and Star/Life scouts need 6 months to fulfil the advancement requirement for the next higher rank.

NEIC Merit Badge Weekend

Posted on Oct 13 2015 - 2:53pm

Sign up for the NEIC's Merit Badge Weekend at the following link: http://www.neic.org/Event.aspx?id=978

See attached brochure for details.

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