The Palatine Council has recognized eight young residents who have achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout in the past year.
The rank is highest for Boy Scouts, awarded to those who consistently perform to the best of their personal abilities, exceeding expectations at every step, officials said. Rank is achieved by only 4% of all Scouts.
The scouts recognized by the council were: Ryan Kurrie and Daniel Nass of Troop 188; Ian Cameron, Shravan Arun, Daniel Narey, Chris Buchalo and Harmon Bhasin of troupe 209; and Alex Cooper of Troop 335, all based in the Palatine.
âThis is one of my favorite get-togethers of the year,â said Mayor Jim Schwantz, who praised the young men on their success.
Schwantz also thanked the parents and Scout leaders of the Scouts for the time and energy they devoted to creating the âleaders of tomorrowâ.
âI know these people (the Boy Scouts) do a lot of big jobs, but it’s with a ton of support,â Schwantz said.
As part of the requirements for obtaining the rank of Eagle, Scouts must plan, develop and lead others in a project of useful service to a religious institution, school or community,
For example, Alex’s project benefited Lake Zurich Middle School South, which Alex attended. The project consisted of renovating the school yard by assembling four benches, weeding, adding mulch and building three decorative 7-foot panels.
âIt made it a more inviting place for students to be and learn,â Alex said.
Ryan’s project was to create a garden of reflection for the church and school of St. Therese of the Palatine. The garden surrounds the statue of Saint Mary so that “students and parishioners can pray in a pretty setting with flowers and a bench”. He also built a composting bin so that the students could learn about environmental sciences.
Ian’s plan was to build a community garden for the first United Methodist Church in the Palatine with new features including two new garden boxes, installation of a courier for brochures, and land clearing for the larger ones. vine fruits like squash and pumpkin, and more.
Daniel’s project involved the construction of a 10ft by 12ft storage shed for the Christ Lutheran Church in the Palatine.