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Edward Kaczmarek earns Eagle Scout rank

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Boy Scout Troop 908, Scoutmaster Carl Howell, and sponsoring organization, St. John's United Church, are proud to announce that Edward Kaczmarek has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Kaczmarek joins an elite group of young men who have earned the Eagle rank, earning at least 21 merit badges, holding leadership positions within the troop, participating in service projects and completing an Eagle Scout project.

The ceremony was held August 25 at the Westville United Methodist Church with witness of family and friends.

Kaczmarek, son of Corinna Stark, Jay Stark, Doug Kaczmarek and Lori Kaczmarek, is a senior at CHS, where he has consistently earned a high GPA placing him on the Principal's Honor Roll. He is active in cross country and the Academic Super Bowl and is a member of the National Honor Society. Kaczmarek currently works part-time at McDonald's in Westville. He plans to attend college to study Applied Mathematics.

Over the course of his Scouting career, Kaczmarek has attended multiple Boy Scout camps, including high adventure trips to Sea Base in the Bahamas and West Virginia where the Scouts zip-lined and went white water kayaking.

While in Troop 908 he has served as Patrol Leader, Scribe and Den Chief for Pack 924. The highlight of Kaczmarek's scouting career was completing his Eagle project.

Under Kaczmarek’s leadership, he and many other Scouts and Scout leaders volunteered a total of approximately 100 hours at the Paul C. Zona wildlife sanctuary. Trails were widened, invasive species were removed and landscaping stone was installed.

Local merchants Jewel-Osco, Wiseway, Clifford Stone and The Port all donated supplies for the project.



Posted 9/3/2013