Matt passed his Eagle Board of Review on Friday, March 26th, 2004, becoming Troop 111’s 89th Eagle Scout. Matt’s Honor Roll:
Pack 111 Cub and Webelos Scout (Class of ’97), Earned Arrow of Light
30 Merit Badges
* 149 Days of Short-Term Camping
* 120 Days of Long Term Camping, including: 4 Summer Camps and 8 High Adventure Treks (Rideau Canal/Canada 98, Killarney Provincial Park/Canada 99, AT Death March 99, Philmont 00, Wind River Range/Wyoming 01, Philmont 02, Pennsylvania 02, and Switzerland 03)
Totin Chip Award
6 50-Miler Awards (ties Troop record by a Scout)
50 Hour Community Service Award
6 Scoutmasters’ Awards for Most Active Scouts
1 Alonzo Stagg Medals (for completing 50/20 Hikes)
3 International Activity Awards
Assistant Patrol Leader
Senior Patrol Leader
Asst. Crew Chief – Philmont
Projectoree Staff Member
* Note: 269 combined days of camping/outdoor activities marks a new Troop record, that will probably never be broken (previous record was 202 days, by Dan Hupalo).
Graduating Senior at Bishop O’Connell High School
Weight Training Club 1
Crew, 3 years
Chess Club 3,4
Has become an excellent skier
Has become an excellent rock climber
Worked at American Seafood for almost a year
Worked as a General Contracting Estimator for about half a year
Completing training to be an EMT
Matt’s Project was a multi-part trail building and renovation effort at Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington. He built a new 1/4 mile extension of the Red Trail, installed trail signs, blazed trees, and installed erosion barriers. A major advance in the Park’s trail system, taking about 250 man-hours to complete.
Matt will be attending the University of Vermont, and will be majoring in Psychology.
Thanks to the Board of Review members Dan Creedon (former CC-111), Clay Henderson, ASM-151, Ruth Netting (District Advancement Chairman), Max Padon (District Eagle Board), and Rita Rooney (Chairman).