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Sycamore's, The Jeff Clark Spirit Award

An annual award to recognize two to six Scouts in the District who, like Jeff Clark, really show their Scout Spirit, living by the Scout Oath and Law

Jeff Clark was a member of Troop 166 in Fox River Grove, Illinois.

He reached the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 24, 1995, one day before he and six of his Cary Grove High School classmates were tragically killed when an express commuter train hit their school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois.

Jeff was involved in Scouts for eight years from Cub Scouts through Eagle in both his native state of Washington and here in Illinois. He truly loved nature and the outdoors and he liked the fact that Scouting provided him many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it was a Troop camp out or a high adventure outing to places like Philmont, Jeff always had fun, met new people and discovered new learning experiences.

Jeff lived his life honoring the Scout Oath and Law. In Jeff's memory a special Sycamore District award has been established. All active Scouts in the District are eligible to participate and attempt to earn this award. Scouts just need to complete the enclosed application. The award recipients will receive an engraved plaque and one of the following three choices. First, they may choose to receive $200.00 toward Summer Camp fees either in Council or out. Second, they may choose to receive $200.00 toward a High Adventure fee. Third, they may choose to receive $200.00 to be placed in the Scout's individual Scout Account within their unit to be used for Scout related expenses.

This annual award will honor and recognize two to six Scouts in the District who, like Jeff Clark, really show their Scout Spirit. Are you a Scout that lives by the Scout Oath and Scout Law and actively participate in your Troop by attending outings, summer camp, earning rank advancement and merit badges, holding positions of responsibility, etc?

Show that your Scout spirit is soaring high like Jeff's by completing the application by December 15th.

The Jeff Clark Committee will complete the judging and selection process by January 15th.

To make a nomination of a Scout, please download the following files:

After Complelting the Nomination Form, Please Send to the following:

Manny Torres - Jeff Clark Award Administrator     

6832 Highgate Rd.

Carpentersville, IL 60110-3420

many.torres.jr@outlook.com

NOTE: Once your form is received by the Administrator, you will be contacted confirming receipt of the nomination


Past Award Recipients:

   

2017

Lars Petersdorff

Troop 166

William Wickersty

Troop 127

2016

Nicholas Janka

Troop 166

Michael McLaughlin

Troop 455

2015

Ehren Braun

Troop 132

Gabriel Jankowski

Troop 329

Craig Carlson

Troop 160

Colin Boysen

Troop 368

Zachary Joswiak

Troop 158

2014

Michael Randles

Troop 657

Kara Niles

Crew 165

Nicholas Patzer

Troop 155

Malachy Breslin

Troop 161

Hunter Bjork

Troop 166

Adam Payseur

Troop 550

2013

Andrew Friend

Troop 160

Liam Gaha

Troop 657

Cory Masterson

Troop 166

Daniel Munao

Troop 127

David Niles

Troop 165

2012

Cormick Breslin

Troop 161

Lenny Flores

Troop 657

Mark Hegreberg

Troop 165

Samuel Payseur

Troop 550

Bryce Struttman

Troop 152

Matthew Torres

Troop 368

2011

Kevin Kandler

Troop 166

Joseph Perrone

Troop 167

Nicholas Stanger

Troop 161

Kevin Wright

Troop 171

2010

Mason Gennardo

Troop 152

Alex Kaskas

Troop 166

Brian Mudra

Troop 165

Thomas Slater

Troop 161

2009

Dan Banko, Jr.

Troop 152

Jared Ewert

Troop 190

Gary Hausl

Troop 222

Jorden Kleinfelter

Troop 369

2008

Matt Claypool

Troop 190

Jonathan Manke

Troop 329

Andy Domoto

Troop 161

Judy Rogers

Crew 460

 


    The recipients will have a choice of one of the following awards:

    • $200.00 toward Summer Camp fees
    • $200.00 toward High Adventure fees
    • $200.00 toward their unit Scout Account to be used for Scout-related expenses