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.