13 HSD Students Achieve Eagle Scout
Thirteen Hazelwood School District students have become Eagle Scouts recently. In order to become an Eagle Scout, boys progress through ranks in a specific order. They must earn 21 merit badges; serve six months in a troop leadership position; plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community; take part in a Scoutmaster conference; and successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
The thirteen HSD Eagle Scouts are:
Sean Butler, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 942
Paul Feldmann, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from troop 921
Andrew Ford, a junior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 829
Nicolas Ford, a senior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 829
Cody Ford, a senior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 829
Brandon Goehri, a senior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 600
Joseph Maltzman, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 740
Brandon Marolt, a junior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 884
Sean Owens, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 829
Joseph Radichel, a sophomore at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 702
Eric Radichel, a freshman at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 702
Rodrick Robins, a senior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 551
Nicholas Rosario, an eighth grader at Hazelwood North Middle School from Troop 551
The service projects varied in scope, but all the Scouts said the planning took much longer than the actual execution of the projects.
Brothers Andrew, Nicolas and Cody Ford all did their projects at Marygrove Children’s Center. Andrew built a recreational garden, Cody rebuilt the entrance garden and Andrew helped restore some of the landscaping.
Joseph and Eric Radichel, also brothers, completed their service projects at the Kinloch Learning Center. Joesph painted a map of the United States and four-square and hopscotch boards. Eric built a nature trail pathway and a fire pit.
Rosario and Maltzaman built dog houses for the Humane Society of Missouri.
Marolt and Goehri built benches. Goehri built a bench for the St. Louis County Library Jamestown Bluff branch. Marolt built eight benches for Babler State Park’s outdoor education center.
Owens built an information board for the Old Coldwater School in the Hazelwood School District. Butler built a 8 x 4 foot picnic table for the Black Jack Fire Protection District. Robins built a podium for a teacher at Hazelwood Central High School.
Feldmann constructed a stone border around the St. Ferdinand Church electronic sign on Charbonier Road in Florissant. He also designed and organized the plantings around the sign inside of the stone border.
“I was proud to be able to beautify my neighborhood parish grounds,” said Feldmann. “Even though I’m not a member of the parish, I have participated with the parish’s athletic association and have volunteered there for the past three years.”
All the Scouts agree it is a great honor to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, and said they learned quite a bit during the process.
Rosario called earning his Eagle Scout a special thing. “Earning my Eagle has been such a special experience for me,” said Rosario. “It was a great process to go through. I have met some great friends through Scouts. I’m honored to be an Eagle Scout.”
Butler agreed. “I’ve been in Boy Scouts since I was old enough to be a Cub Scout. I wanted to follow through with the whole scouting process. And now not only can I say I have, but I have the honor and privilege of calling myself an Eagle Scout,” said Butler.
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