NDA junior earns Eagle Scout, recognition from area representatives
By Press Times Staff
HOWARD – All eyes were on Notre Dame junior Camden Chrudimsky, 17, Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Boy Scout Troop 1113 B Court of Honor ceremony at St. John the Baptist School (SJB).
After years of dedication, officially received his Eagle Scout rank, the highest honor awarded in Boy Scouts.
“It is rewarding to be an Eagle Scout because it has showed the impact I have made on the community and it is a reflectiong of the progress I have made both in the program and as an individual,” Chrudimsky said.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges.
Chrudimsky racked up 26.
During the recognition, State Rep. David Steffen presented Chrudimsky with a citation from the State House highlighting his accomplishment.
“The things that Camden has learned through scouting and through the Eagle Scout process, are exactly what our community, our state and our nation need,” Steffen said. “That commitment to hard work, perseverance, positive attitude, those are things that scouting has brought Camden and will benefit not only him, but us as a community going forward. You represent the best of out community and the best for our future.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher also presented Chrudimsky with a certificate of special congressional recognition.
A Boy Scout since 2016, Chrudimsky worked his way through the various ranks (Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life), before reaching Eagle Scout status in 2021.
It was a journey that he successfully completed, despite a busy academic schedule – ranking 15 in his class of 181 – and juggling a part-time job at Target and an internship at New Water.
For his Eagle Scout project, Chrudimsky led a group of ten scouts and adults in the construction of 18 feet of shelving for a reading resource room at SJB in 2021.
The project consisted of removing original shelving units and assembling new ones to take their place.
The shelving was constructed out of 1×4 and 2×4 boards of Red Cedar with five levels, which Chrudimsky cut and stained himself prior to assembly at his father’s house in Hobart.
and was applied with a stain prior to assembly.
As for his future plans, Chrudimsky aspires to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
He also wants to be a member of the Badger marching band as a trombone player.