On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Trevor Goldman of Bolingbrook took the Boy Scout Oath to its pinnacle Nov. 26 as he soared to the rank of Eagle Scout — an achievement earned by only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts last year.
The son of Mike and Ronly Goldman, Trevor is a sophomore at and a member of the school’s marching band, symphonic band, scholastic bowl and baseball team.
This summer, the busy high school student completed his Eagle Scout service project: building a quarter-mile-long walking trail and bridge at Bolingbrook Park District’s Hidden Oaks Nature Center with the help of fellow scouts.
Planning, developing and providing leadership to a service project is one of the final steps toward earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Leading up to the project phase, Goldman was required to progress through the ranks of scouting, earn 21 merit badges and serve six months in a troop leadership position.
On Monday, the board of education honored Goldman, a lifelong student (who previously attended and ) with a resolution reading, in part, “… the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education, the faculty and the staff are extremely proud of Trevor Goldman and congratulate him on all of his accomplishments in the school district and in the community, and we all wish this outstanding young man nothing but the best in his post-secondary education and in his future career.”