by Dave Woehrle
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board trustees on March 19 recognized Eagle Scout David Chandler Barnhart with an official proclamation.
“Whereas, Boy Scouts of America is a vital force in the development of our youth through its many programs, which encourage the ability of its members to do things for themselves and others, and whereas, one of the major objectives in the scouting program is to develop citizenship through community involvement and services projects, Barnhart earns the distinction of earning his Eagle Scout Award,” Village President Sean Michels read to the board.
Barnhart then received a standing ovation from Village Board trustees.
Barnhart, who serves Sugar Grove’s Troop 41, worked extensively to improve the Conley Outreach program at the Kaneland Area Clothing Closet.
Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin was on hand to lend support. Seraphin said he’s given out about 35 Eagle Scout Awards in his time with the Boy Scouts, but added that what Barnhart has done in Sugar Grove is “truly remarkable.”
Barnhart wrestles competitively at Kaneland High School, and hopes to join the Marines when he graduates.
“We appreciate your commitment for the Sugar Grove community. You should be very proud of your accomplishments,” Michels said to Barnhart. “You will serve your country well into the future.”