Twelve Scouts Awarded Eagle through Leawood’s Troop 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 recently honored twelve new Eagle Scouts during an Eagle court of honor at Blue Valley Northwest High School. To receive the award, a scout must complete at least 21 merit badges including 13 required Eagle Scout badges. He must also plan and carry out an approved Leadership Service Project. Since its founding, Troop 10 has had more than 400 scouts attain the rank of Eagle.

Christos Davlantes, son of Zoe and Chris Davlantes is an eighth grader at Leawood Middle School. For his project, Christos designed, planned and coordinated two underground pop-up drains for his church, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Raghav Gupta, son of Kamal and Radhika Gupta, is a freshman at Blue Valley North where he is active in debate and tennis. For his project, Raghav planned and coordinated building of eleven birdhouses and three bird feeders for a Memorial Bluebird Trail at the Lakeside Nature Center. He also conducted two donation drives and collected 265 pounds of birdseed.

Jack Kill, son of Caroline and John E. Kill, is in the eighth grade at Leawood Middle School. For his project, Jack designed and planned the construction of a six-foot by eight-foot custom-built shelf as well as a children’s picnic table with an activity center for Cross-Lines Community Outreach in Kansas City, Kansas.

Ben Leeper, son of Jim and Joanne Leeper is a senior at Blue Valley North High School. For his Eagle project Ben designed, planned and coordinated a retaining wall for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Matthew Lippe, son of Darren and Doris Lippe, is an eighth grade student at Leawood Middle School. For his project Matthew worked with Historic Kansas City to create a trail of three local historic sites: The John Wornall House, The Battle of Westport and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He created a questionnaire for each site for youth to fill out and designed a commemorative patch for those who completed the trail.

Steven Madigan, son of Kevin and Monika Madigan, is a sophomore at Rockhurst High School where he is active on various student advisory committees and volunteers on the Pastoral Council. For his project, Steven designed and coordinated the planting of a butterfly garden at the Overland Park Community Gardens, a co-op garden located at the Oak Park branch of the Johnson County Library.

Gavin Magee, son of Michael and Sherry Magee, is a junior at Blue Valley North High School. For his project, Gavin designed, coordinated, supervised, constructed and installed six wooden benches for the Great Plains SPCA Animal Shelter in Merriam.

Trey Miller, son of Otis and Teresa Miller is a junior at Pembroke Hill School. For his Eagle project, Trey led a team of volunteers to build, roof and paint a 10’ x 10’ shed to provide secure storage for the Kansas City Rescue Mission’s new Women’s Center.

Adam Parish, son of Andrew and Rebekah Parish, is an eighth grader at Blue Valley Middle School. For his project, Adam led a team of volunteers that collected more than 1,700 books through a door-to-door book drive to benefit Welborn Elementary, a school in Kansas City, Kansas. The books were delivered with a bookcase, finished by Troop 10 scouts, that was installed in the 4th grade classroom.

Luke Philgreen, son of Hilary and David Philgreen, is in the eighth grade at Prairie Star Middle School. For his project, Luke designed, planned and led an extensive clothing collection for Ozanam. Collecting more than 3,000 pounds of clothing, he was able to provide one of the largest in-kind donations ever made to the organization.

Sean Reuter, son of Greg and Maureen Reuter, is a senior at Blue Valley Northwest. For his project, Sean planned and coordinated a school supply drive, assembling and delivering 50 school supply packages for the children at Spofford Home in Kansas City, Mo. Sean will attend the University of Missouri in the fall.

Tim Reuter, son of Greg and Maureen Reuter is a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School. For his Eagle Scout Project, Tim planned, coordinated and constructed a new, outdoor nativity-scene stable for Nativity Catholic Church in Leawood. Tim will attend the University of Missouri in the fall.