Boy Scout Troop 459 celebrates eight new Eagle Scouts

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Boy Scout Troop 459 Celebrates Eight New Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 459 celebrated the advancement of eight Eagle Scouts on Saturday, May 10th at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park. The rank of Eagle Scout is achieved by less than 4% of Scouts. To become an Eagle Scout, a boy scout must earn 22 merit badges, serve in troop leadership roles, and conceive, plan, and execute a service project that benefits his church, school, or community.

Paul Walsh, son of Dennis and Christine Walsh, is an 8th grader at Kansas City Christian School. For his Eagle Project, Paul and his team created a beach at Freedom Fire Ministry’s Camp Shalom to benefit inner city youth.

Nicholas Castle, son of Brian and Brandy Castle, is an 8th grader at Aubrey Bend Middle School. For his Eagle Project Nicholas built a fire ring with five benches, a firewood rack and a podium on the church grounds at Colonial Presbyterian Church to assist scouts, youth groups, and other church members in the future.

Joey Chapman, son of Tim and Jane Chapman, is a sophomore at Blue Valley Northwest High School. For his Eagle Project, Joey built a horseshoe pit with landscaping for the residents of Lakeview Village Retirement Community to provide the residents with an activity and gathering area.

Sam Crowl, son of John and Rebecca Crowl, is a sophomore at Blue Valley Northwest High School. For his Eagle Project, Sam erected a flag pole for KC Hospice House to benefit Veterans who visited the facility.

Jason Gawlick, son of Tom and Gina Gawlick, is a freshman at Blue Valley Northwest High School. For his Eagle Project, Jason provided a refresh and makeover for the nursery at Ascension Church to improve its function and appearance.

Joseph Gile, son of Michael and Allison Gile, is a junior at JC Harmon High School. For his Eagle Project, Joseph worked on Desperation church’s attic by cleaning out debris and other non-functioning items, and building shelves to help organize storage space for the Church.

Matt Nixon, son of Michael and Laura Nixon, is a freshman at Blue Valley Southwest High School. For his Eagle Project, Matt built carnival games for Quindaro Elementary School in Kansas City Kansas to provide games that will be used annually to raise funds for the school.

Matthew Ward, son of Beth and Thor Garlick, and Doug Ward, is a junior at Blue Valley Northwest High School. For his Eagle Project, Matthew built sports seating for the basketball court at Colonial Presbyterian Church-Wornall campus to benefit the participants and spectators during events.

Troop 459, sponsored by Colonial Presbyterian Church and chartered since 1954, has had over 300 Scouts earning the rank of Eagle and is proud to announce the advancement of these new Eagle Scouts.

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