Aguillard, deGraauw And Marxsen Earn The Rank Of Eagle Scout
Catholic High School juniors, Matthew Aguillard, Michael deGraauw and Jason Marxsen, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Aguillard, deGraauw and Marxsen are members of BSA Troop 888.
To earn this rank, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop and provide service to the community. In addition, a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious or community organization.
AguillardÕs Eagle Scout project was a collection drive for the Battered WomenÕs Shelter. Aguillard, along with several scout volunteers, collected canned foods and paper products, baby wipes, clothing for women and children, and cleaning supplies to donate to the shelter.
For his Eagle Scout project, deGraauw constructed new crosses for the Most Blessed Sacrament School which are now in place in the MBS courtyard. The crosses have a bronze statue on them depicting the Stations of the Cross along with a number correlating to the station.
MarxsenÕs Eagle Scout project involved giving LifeBooks, pieces of a personÕs life that had been gathered from the people involved, to elderly people with early or mid-onset AlzheimerÕs Disease. These books were made by interviewing the clients and their families, and were made available to the clients at Charlie’s Place, the beneficiary, online and can be accessed at any time.