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Hinsdale Cub Scouts showcase speed, creativity of Pinewood Derby cars
by Kimberly Fornek - Contact Reporter
Pinoeer Press

Cub Scouts from Hinsdale held their Pinewood Derby Sunday with homemade wooden cars racing on a modern track.

The boys start with an official kit for the Boy Scouts of America, that includes a block of wood about 7-by-3 inches, the tires and axles, said James Lobraco, Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 10, which meets in the Union Church of Hinsdale. The boys design their cars and with the help of adults cut and carve the block.

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From the community: Chicago Area Teen meets President, Congressional Leaders, in Once-in-a-Lifetime Scouting Honor
by Community Contributor Kate Jacobs

Tyler Schutt of the Pathway to Adventure Council Boy Scouts of America, based in Chicago, IL was one of ten Scouts chosen nationwide to hand-deliver the Boy Scout of America's Report to the Nation, an annual report to our nation's leaders detailing Scouting's impact on communities across the country.

Tyler traveled to Washington, D.C. from March 4-9 and visited President Donald Trump, cabinet officials, and leaders of the House of Representatives, among others.

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Shout Out: Justin Hill, an Eagle Scout who attends Barrington High
School
by Todd Shields - Contact Reporter
Pioneer Press


A senior at Barrington High School, Justin Hill earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America in 2013. Hill also is a member of the Order of the Arrow — a national honor society in the Boy Scout organization.

The Hoffman Estates resident also has held leadership positions, including assistant junior scoutmaster, senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader.

Hill also has worked on several area community projects, including work to remove invasive plant species from forest preserves, building fish habitats, building bike racks for schools and digging irrigation ditches for churches.
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Shout Out: Kevin Corotis, an Eagle Scout hopeful

by Steve Schering - Contact Reporter
Pioneer Press

Kevin Corotis, 17, of Oak Park Boy Scout Troop 2, recently collected used bikes for Working Bikes, a nonprofit organizations that refurbishes old bicycles and gives them to new homes in underserved areas. The bike drive took place Feb. 18 at Beye Elementary School.
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