Boy Scout Troop 782, located at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, is proud to present eight Eagle Awards on November 5, 2018. This will increase our total to 315 Eagle Scouts since the troop was founded in 1954. We are ranked #6 in the nation. There were five Eagle Scouts in the troop when J. Kenneth Bourgon assumed the Scoutmaster position and he added 267 during his tenure. Since Mr. B stepped aside, Scoutmaster Bill McCarley has added 43 additional Eagle Scouts!
New Eagle Scouts are Alex Chartier, Ryan Falconer, Terry McMillan, Michael Miney, Erik Schmidt, Austin Stratton, Miguel Teran and Matt Zelin.
Alex Chartier is currently a senior at Stevenson High School. Alex is in the National Honor Society, Jazz Pit, Clarinet Ensemble and Marching Band. He is the Drum Major as a senior. Alex plans to double major in Business and Mechanical Engineering at either Kettering or University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has been to Philmont Scout Ranch which, Alex considers his best Scouting experience. His project was to collect items for the Blessings in a Backpack. His crew spent 98 hours collecting and packaging items for the BIAB national office.
Ryan Falconer is currently a senior at Churchill High School. Ryan has been in the CHS marching band as a Section Leader for four years and CHS ‘Touch-a Truck Program’ for two years. He plans to major in either Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and has applied to Purdue, Lawrence Tech, Princeton and University of Michigan. For his project, Ryan planned and organized reworking an outdoor meditation garden at the Finnish Center. His crew put in 226 hours. He has been to Philmont Scout Ranch and was Crew Chaplain.
Terry McMillan is currently a senior at Stevenson High School. He is in the National Honor Society and received the KLAA Student Athlete Award. He has his varsity letter in swimming. He is also in the Chess Club, Community Service Club and Lighthouse International Church Youth Group. Terry went to Philmont Scout Ranch and was a Crew Leader. He plans to attend University of Michigan and become a doctor. For Terry’s Eagle project, they built sign posts for Holiday Park Nature Preserve and donated 70 hours.
Michael Miney is currently a sophomore in a home-schooling program. He plans to attend Schoolcraft College before transferring to University of Michigan to major in Aerospace Engineering. He recently has attained his Second-Degree Black Belt on his way toward his Fifth-Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts. His project was completed at the Branch Line School. He and his helpers built garden beds for students to learn how to grow food. They contributed 128 hours to the project.
Erik Schmidt is currently a senior at Stevenson High School. He has received Summa Cum Laude his first three years and is a member of the National Honor Society. Erik is in the Deca club for marketing/business students. He has earned his Tennis varsity letter. He was a member of the Concert Band for a year. Erik has worked with Cell Phones for Soldiers and collected over 5,000 phones! College is in his future and probably he will major in music. Erik’s Eagle project was to rework the St. Aidan Church community gardens and his team contributed 125 hours.
Austin Stratton graduated from Career Center Construction Trades program. He plans to attend a trade school to continue his construction career. He recently earned his Cross-Country varsity letter. He just spent a month in Alaska and had a great experience. His Eagle project was to build benches for the Merriman Hollow conservation area. His crew of 11 people contributed 128 hours to the project
Miguel Teran is currently a junior at Franklin High School. He has been on the Robotics team for three years. He has also been selected for the Bel Canto Choir. Migues plans to attend college and study Electrical Engineering. For his Eagle project, he and his crew spent 78 hours to build wheelchair adapters for Clark Park picnic tables.
Matt Zelin is currently a senior at Stevenson High School. He has been on the Cross-Country team for four years. Matt plans to major in architecture or aviation. His project was to collect and assemble Pocket Flags to be sent with a note to Sgt. Kuaff Matthew stationed in Kuwait for distribution. His team contributed 103 hours.