Five brothers from Lake Zurich earn Eagle Scout rank

  • Brothers Ryan, Shane, David, Timothy and Joseph Nolan have all attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Brothers Ryan, Shane, David, Timothy and Joseph Nolan have all attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy of the Nolan family

 
 
Updated 7/29/2021 1:16 PM

Family, friends and Scouts were finally able to gather to see David Nolan receive his Eagle Scout rank award with Bronze Palm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on July 17.

David and his brothers -- Ryan, Timothy, Joseph and Shane -- are the sons of Michael and Karen Nolan of Lake Zurich. All five brothers have been members of Boy Scout Troop 309 and have all earned the Eagle Scout rank, which is Scouting's highest award.

 

The Nolans said that "Scouting has been a huge part of our family life, and we hope this story is encouraging to all young Scouting families."

• David Nolan earned the rank of Eagle on Oct. 5, 2019. For his project, he designed and constructed a sensory garden for the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County. The garden included plants with mulch, raised flower boxes, a paver pathway for wheelchairs, and the added touch of pinwheels and wind chimes. David will begin his sophomore year at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is studying sports management.

• Shane Nolan earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 6, 2016. For his project, he designed, built and stained four storage cabinets for the Center for Independence, a program for children with cerebral palsy at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Shane is a mechanical engineer working for Midwest Manufacturing (Menards headquarters) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

• Joseph Nolan earned his Eagle Scout rank on Sept. 19, 2013. For his project, he designed, built and installed bookshelves and a cabinet for the Confirmation and Peer Ministry room at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. In addition, he fundraised for a 60-inch TV and Blu-ray/DVD player, which were then purchased and installed in the new cabinets. Joseph is a marine biologist and works for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Port Charlotte, Florida.

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• Timothy Nolan earned the rank of Eagle Scout on April 3, 2007. For his project, he designed and constructed a screening fence next to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church to conceal several large air conditioning units. Tim is an orthotist/prosthetist working with children in Louisville, Kentucky.

• Ryan Nolan earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 2, 2005. For his project, he prepared a landscaping plan and installed new plantings to improve the front of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. The work included planting 6-foot evergreen trees, bushes, and mulching the entire church grounds, as well as building a picnic table for church staff. Ryan is a bioengineer who is vice president of clinical operations and co-founder of Photonicare in Durham, North Carolina.

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