Congratulations to six young men from Christ the King who recently received the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout Award. With only 2% of Scouts achieving this distinction, Christ the King is blessed to have six recipients in one year. The Christ the King Parish Community is extremely proud of their accomplishments.
Pictured left to right: Christopher Kozlowski from Troop 154, Sylvania; from our parish Boy Scout Troop 263, Ryan Czop, Samuel Evola, Nicholas Francis, Dylan
Hanf, & Brennan McAlear.
Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout requires candidates to coordinate a service project. The following are the service projects that CK's newest Eagle Scouts completed:
Nick completed his project at his school, the Toledo Technology High School (the old Devilbiss High School). Nick's project entailed renovating the school's courtyard by removing the old pond, leveling sidewalks, removing old shrubs, building picnic tables and landscaping the entire area.
Dylan's project entailed a collection of toys, games, and sporting equipment which were then refurbished and given to the Padua Center. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, the Padua Center is a Christian community based on reaching out by empowering people at all stages of life to achieve their maximum potential through education, counseling, support and community Involvement. Padua Center is located on the St. Anthony Church complex at 1416 Nebraska Avenue in Toledo.
Samuel's project entailed the design and construction (over 600 hours of work) of a Gazebo for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at St. Francis High School on Bancroft St in Toledo. The Gazebo became "a peaceful, outdoor retreat for the Oblates..."
Ryan's project was the running of an Instructional Baseball Camp for the children of the Padua Center (defined in Dylan's project) at Gunckel School on Nebraska Avenue in Toledo. Children were taught the basic fundamentals of playing the game, positions on the field, rules and regulations, etc. The Camp concluded with the playing of an actual game, lunch, and awarding of prizes.
Brennan's project was the running of an Instructional Fishing Derby for the children of the Padua Center (defined in Dylan's project) at Sleepy Hollow Pond on Dorr Street in Toledo. Children were taught all aspects of fishing (i.e. technique, equipment, safety rules, etc.) The Derby was followed by lunch and awarding of prizes.
by George Pavuk,
Troop 263 Scoutmaster