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4/30/2013 3:50:00 PM
Tonica brothers earn Eagle Scout rank

NT Staff

TONICA — Boy Scouts Matt and Kevin Nowakowski, Troop 413, recently were awarded the ranks of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor at Tonica United Methodist Church. They are the sons of Mark and Julie Nowakowski of Tonica.
Matt and Kevin began their scouting careers in Pack 627; Matt as a Wolf Cub, and Kevin as a Tiger Cub. They received their Arrow of Light, crossed over to Boy Scouts, worked their way through the ranks and received their Eagle Rank. Matt passed his Eagle Board of Review on Sept. 29 and Kevin passed his Board of Review on March 16, 2012.

After crossing over to Boy Scouts, Kevin served as Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He earned 32 merit badges, the PRAY 4 Star Recognition certificate.

For his Eagle project, Kevin spent 35 hours creating and supervising the building of benches that grace some of the entryways for Tonica United Methodist Church in memory of his great-grandparents. They are guaranteed to last 25 years.

Kevin is a freshman at L-P. He would like to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign to pursue a career in physical education and coaching.

After crossing over to Boy Scouts, Matt served as Chaplain Aid and Senior Patrol Leader. He earned 37 merit badges, and the PRAY 4 Star Recognition certificate.

For his Eagle Project, Matt spent 100 hours creating and supervising the build of an outdoor prayer sanctuary which included the building of an arbor swing for Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville, Ill., in memory of his uncle and godfather.

Matt is a senior at La Salle-Peru Township High School, and plans to attend Illinois Valley Community College.

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