Eagle Scout John J. Tieso

John passed his Eagle Board of Review on Sunday, April 9, 2006, becoming Troop 111’s 100th Eagle Scout. His Honor Roll:

BSA Participation

Pack 111 Cub Scout and Webelos Scout, earned the Arrow of Light

Troop 111 Boy Scout Entry Class of ’99

29 Merit Badges

72 Days Short-Term Camping
65 Days Long-Term Camping, including 6 Summer Camps and 2 High Adventure Treks:

Summer Camp 1999, Camp Powhatan, VA
Summer Camp 2000, Camp Powhatan, VA
Summer Camp 2001, Camp Tuckahoe, PA
Summer Camp 2002, Camp Tuckahoe, PA
Summer Camp 2003, Camp Olmsted (Goshen), VA
Summer Camp 2004, Camp Tuckahoe, PA


C&O Canal Bike Trek 2000
Switzerland 2003

BSA Awards:
Totin Chip, Paul Bunyan Award, 2 Polar Bear Swimmer Awards, 2 50 Miler Awards, 1 25/10 Hike Certificate, JLT Certificate, 50 Hour Community Service Award

BSA Leadership Positions:
Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Projectoree Staffer 3 Times, Summer Camp 2004 co-SPL

Outside of Scouting
John is currently a Senior at Bishop O’Connell High School, with about a 3.2 G.P.A.

Invitee People-to-People Sports Ambassadors – 2001
Invitee National Student Leadership Conference – 2003
German National Honor Society – 2003

Babe Ruth Baseball – 1997-2002
Soccer – 1996-2000
Football – 2002
Basketball – 1999-2002

Altar Boy, 1998 – Present
Lenten Soup Kitchen Volunteer
Bishop O’Connell SuperDance Volunteer
Bishop O’Connell Chunky Soup Drive Volunteer
Our Lady of Lourdes Christmas Tree Sales Volunteer – 2002-2005

Work Experience:
– Crystal City Sports Pub – 2002-2006
– Stars and Stripes Restaurant – 2004-2006
– Army-Navy Golf Course – Summer 2005

Eagle Project:
For his Eagle project John rebuilt the trailhead where N. Longfellow Street terminates at Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington (this area was very badly overgrown and had become an illegal dumping area). The project involved removal of 8 very large trees, removal of extensive invasives and underbrush, removal of trash and debris, installation of a drainage culvert, building of a large garden bed with about 30 azaleas and a magnolia tree, and installation of a “bollard” (vehicular traffic barricade) at the entrance to the park’s Orange Trail. Approximately 135 Man-Hours of work.

John is interested in attending the University of Utah to major in Business Management.

Thanks to the Board of Review members Ted Gerarden, John Kelly, John Manning, Rita Rooney, and Stuart Shelton.

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