Three area teens recently celebrated their achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held on April 6, 2014, at St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove. The new Eagle Scouts from Troop 140 included Timothy Anderson, Matthew Antos and Matthew Yoder, who all reached the highest rank in Boy Scouting in the last twelve months. Over 150 guests attended the celebration, including Troop and Venture Crew 140 Scouts, friends and family. Special guests included members of the U.S. Marine Corps League, and representatives from the Northwest Suburban Council of Boy Scouts of America.
To earn Scouting's highest rank, these scouts held various leadership positions, performed hours of services, earned a minimum of 21 Merit Badges, learned camping skills, participated in trainings and led an Eagle project that benefited the community. Timothy Anderson of Long Grove is a senior at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He earned 22 Merit Badges. For his Eagle Project, Timothy refurbished the play room at a women's shelter in Chicago with fresh paint, a chalkboard and made a storage cabinet for toys. Matthew Antos of Vernon Hills is a senior at Stevenson High School in Linconshire. He earned 24 Merit Badges. For his Eagle Project, Matthew refurbished and painted the lockers for the primary grades at St. Mary School to help foster the comforting and engaging environment, which is a large part of his elementary education memories at St. Mary School. Matthew Yoder of Buffalo Grove is a senior at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He earned 26 Merit Badges. For his Eagle Project, Matthew renovated and cleaned the band room of St. Mary School as a way to give back to the community that nurtured his musical desires.
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The three boys bring the total number of Eagle Scouts to 162 in the troop's 57-year history.