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Matt Tronc earns Eagle Scout Award

Matt Tronc
Matt Tronc

Matt Tronc, a member of Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, has earned his Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank achievable in Scouting. He is the son of Tim and Jennifer Tronc of Sycamore.

Tronc started in Scouting with Pack 118 out of North Elementary School, achieving his ranks of Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos. He also earned his Arrow of Light award. In fifth grade, he crossed over into Boy Scouts and joined Troop 2810. Along his trail to Eagle, Tronc served as patrol leader, webmaster, instructor and troop guide. His favorite outings with the troop were the catapult campouts, the cabin campouts and using the Dutch oven at cooking campouts. He also enjoyed the annual Klondike Derby.

Tronc attended Canyon Camp six times with the troop during the summers, and also enjoyed two high adventure trips: one to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the other to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

Tronc’s Eagle project benefited Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center. He revamped the Healing Garden next to the building and with the help of students from North Grove Elementary, Tronc created more than 200 healing rocks to be placed in the garden with uplifting messages.

Tronc, a recent graduate of Sycamore High School, plans to attend the University of Illinois and study social work. While in high school, he played the trumpet in symphonic and jazz band, played varsity soccer, ran track, performed in Orchesis, was inducted into the National Honor Society, and was a member of the yearbook club.

For information about Troop 2810, call Scoutmaster Terry Handel at 815-895-6953 or email trailtoeagle@comcast.net.

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