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Matthew Petrovich earns Eagle Scout rank

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Boy Scout Troop 908 and sponsoring organization, St. John's United Church, are proud to announce that Matthew Petrovich has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Matt 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 May 24th at Coffee Creek Pavilion with witness of family and friends. Boy Scout Troop 908 Scoutmaster is David Dumelle.

Matt, son of Kathy and Joe Petrovich, just completed his four years at CHS, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. He was active in the Science Olympiad, WDSO, Orchestra and is a member of the National Honor Society. Matt plans to attend Purdue University to study aeronautical engineering.

Over the course of his scouting career, Matt has attended multiple Boy Scout camps, including high adventure trips to Sea Base in the Bahamas, Philmont in New Mexico and West Virginia where the scouts zip-lined and went white water kayaking. He also completed the National Youth Leadership Training provided by the Boy Scouts of America. Matt's Eagle Project consisted of constructing heavy duty shelving in a Porter County Special Olympics storage locker. The storage locker content had outgrown its current shelving and the situation had become dangerous for workers. Matt designed the shelves himself and enlisted many volunteers from his troop to help him prepare, construct and organize. The Special Olympics personnel were very happy with the results and Matt gained a new appreciation for this type of leadership project. Supplies for the project and volunteers were provided by local merchants, L.A. Bell Motor Lines, The Home Depot, Campland and Strack and Van Til.


Posted 6/16/2014




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