Thomas A. Andreae is an Eagle Scout – December 13th, 2014
Thomas Andreae became an Eagle Scout on Saturday morning, December 13th, 2014, at the Palo Alto Boy Scout Service Center in an Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review. We congratulate Thomas for reaching this significant milestone of his Scouting journey.
Thomas joined Troop 222 in 2014 coming from Troop 206 to spend his final year as a Boy Scout with his brothers Eric and Nicholas. He began his scouting career in the fifth grade as a first year Webelos Scout in Pack 565, where he completed the two year Webelos program and earned the Arrow of Light award in 1 year. As a Boy Scout, he has earned 27 merit badges and the World Conservation Award.
His leadership positions in Scouting have included Troop Historian, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. While a member of Troop 206, he worked closely with Scoutmasters David Reneau, Glen Bugos, and Mark DeZutti, and as a member of Troop 222, Scoutmaster David Fichou. He attended National Youth Leadership Training in 2012 as a member of the Wolf Patrol, which earned the Best Team award. He returned to NYLT in 2013 as a member of the staff, serving as the Team Leader of the Wolf Patrol.
He has attended many summer scout camps including Camp Baker near Florence, Oregon, Camp Meriwether near Cape Lookout, Oregon, Camp Whitsett in the Sequoia National Forest, Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island, and two summers at Camp Oljato. He has camped and hiked numerous bay area locals including the Pinnacles Rim of the Bay Trek, wilderness survival at Boggs Mountain, the Skyline to the Sea trek, American Discovery and Bay Area Ridge Trails, and Point Reyes Seashore to name a few. He has also participated in the Family Program at the Philmont Training Center in 2008 and 2010 while his parents attended week long training.
Among his many adventures in Scouting, Thomas considers his time as Senior Patrol Leader during summer camp at Camp Meriwether to be one of his most memorable scouting experiences. Organizing and emceeing a campfire program is always a challenge, but performing the Falling Rock skit with your best friend and making it to the end while cracking up proved to be the real challenge. To their credit, they brought the house down.
Thomas’s Scout Leadership Service Project was to renovate the volleyball court next to the Werder Shelter at Huddart Park. The beneficiary, San Mateo County Department of Parks, was in the process of rehabilitating the shelter and surrounding grounds, and the volleyball court needed new steel poles, sand, and a net. While the beneficiary excavated the court, Thomas and crew fabricated the steel poles from 5″ square tubular steel, welding on steel end caps and eyes for the net. The poles were installed in concrete and then painted. The court was filled with 22 yards of sand, raked level, and a new net installed. With the help of many scouts, parents, and friends, the project was completed over two weekends. In addition to organizing and leading the project, Thomas raised the funds required for the project by collecting donations in front of Draegers Market. He collected more funds than needed, and was able to present the beneficiary with a check for $346.67 at the completion of the project.
Thomas is a Senior at Menlo Atherton High School and he plays electric bass guitar in a rock band. He plans on attending college to earn a B.A. degree in the Recording Arts and pursue a career in the music industry.
We thank Duke Evans (Troop 222 Advancement Chair) for coordinating Thomas’s Board of Review and also thank the members of the Board, which included Peggy Gluck (Redwood District Eagle Advancement Chair), David You (Redwood District Eagle Advancement Chair, Paul Bargar, Jay Hansen, and Duke Evans. David Fichou (Troop 222 Scoutmaster) provided the introduction for the candidate. Thomas did a great job on this step in his journey to Eagle Scout. The board was very impressed with him and his thoughtful answers to their questions. As his scoutmaster, I was very proud of Mr. Andreae and his stellar representation of Troop 222.
Thomas has been supported by his family Douglas, Leonore, Eric, and Nicholas Andreae.
Congratulations again, Thomas!
Scoutmaster – Troop 222 – www.t222.org
Unit Commissioner – Pack 565 – www.pack565.org
Redwood District – Pacific Skyline Council – www.pacsky.org
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