Boy Scout Troop 380 Supports the Community by Anne Runow
Troop 380 with Senator Nelson (D-NE) (l to r) W. Haislmaiaer, J. Tanner, A. McNary-Hickey, Sen. Nelson, J. McCrery, A. Andrulis, T. Walker, P. Merkle
Troop 380 Preparations Scoutmaster Patrick Merkle, (l to r) Aidan McNary-Hickey, Terrance Walker, William Haislmaier & Alistair Andrulis
ne of the goals of Scouting is to encourage young people to achieve their full potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. In the last few months, the Scouts of Troop 380 have been given some wonderful opportunities to engage with their local community on Capitol Hill. 138 H HillRag | April 2012
Perhaps the most rewarding event was a meeting with long-time Hill resident and political activist Reuban McCornack. Mr McCornack was known for developing dozens of sites in the greater Washington, D.C. area to provide affordable housing for those with physical or mental challenges, low-income senior citizens and others with special needs. He spent his last eight
Boy scouts Matthew Tanner, Alistair Andrulis & William Haislmaier spending time with longtime Hill resident & Eagle Scout Mr. Reuban McCornack, a few weeks before he passed away.
years battling against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a degenerative neurological disorder. Reuban had been an active Boy Scout during his early years, achieving the
rank of Eagle Scout at age 14, and one of his last wishes was to be able to share some of his extraordinary scouting experiences and mementos with current Boy Scouts.
capitalcommunitynews.com • April 2012