Submitted by Boy Scout Troop 32
Boy Scout Troop 32 recognized William Krueger, a junior at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor on Nov. 10 at Camp Big Timber in Elgin. His parents are Robert and Stephanie Krueger of Sleepy Hollow.
According to Scoutmaster Andrew Campbell, William earned numerous Scouting honors, including 32 Merit Badges and a Polar Bear Award. He attended Camp Napowan near Wild Rose, Wis., over four summers from 2008-2011. He has held the leadership positions of Senior Patrol Leader, Den Chief and Scribe.
His Eagle Project involved repainting the playground blacktop areas at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. It included repainting a map of the United States, the patterns for hopscotch and Four Square, and the basketball courts, at no cost to the school or district.
Also, two benches were constructed to provide seating for students and staff.
The project involved fundraising, purchasing supplies, scheduling, organizing and overseeing 32 volunteers. Service hours totaled 267 hours for all volunteers combined; 53 of those hours were completed by William.
The donors for the Eagle Project included Sleepy Hollow Service Club, Meng Remodeling in Sleepy Hollow, Meijer's in Algonquin, The Home Depot in Carpentersville, and Rosati's Pizza in Sleepy Hollow.
William's other activities include Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, National Honor Society, Garage Orchestra and Fox Valley Theater Company. He also is a honors recipient from the Illinois Music Educators Association for Orchestra and Voice.
Troop 32, serving the Dundee community for more than 70 years and chartered to Bethlehem Community Ministry Center in West Dundee, is part of the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council, Chippewa District.
For details on Troop 32, visit www.troop32dundee.org.