Ricardo Carrillo

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RACINE — These Boy Scouts from Troop 222, sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church and led by scoutmaster Sean Waiss, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America:

Chad Helland

Chad T. Helland, son of Thomas and Lisa Helland of Racine.

Helland, 18, began his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 146 in 2004 where he earned the Arrow of Light in 2009. From there he moved into Boy Scout Troop 222.

Helland has held the leadership positions of senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, and junior assistant scoutmaster. He has earned the Freeze Out award, the Robert S. Lyle Polar Bear Swim Award, the Philmont Arrowhead and 27 merit badges. Helland completed National Youth Leadership Training in 2013. He was also elected in the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national honor society, having attained the honor level of Brotherhood member in 2014.

Helland’s 127 total nights of camping experience include a 72-mile and 12-day backpacking adventure at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., in 2016; seven years of summer camp at Robert S. Lyle Scout Reservation in Elcho; multiple weekend camping opportunities at Camp OhDaKoTa in Burlington and Wadewitz Nature Center in Rochester, as well as many other locations.

Helland’s Eagle Scout service project involved the design and construction of 20 raised garden beds for the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO), which are being used for vegetable and flower gardening. This project totaled up to an estimated 100 man-hours of volunteer service between family, friends and fellow scouts. Helland also volunteered an additional 103 service hours during his scouting career.

Helland, a 2016 Case High School graduate, is a student at the Milwaukee Area Technical College studying welding.

Mitchell Russ

RACINE — Mitchell K. Russ, son of Frank and Lori Russ of Racine.

Russ, 18, began his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 146 in 2004, where he earned the Arrow of Light in 2009. From there he moved into Boy Scout Troop 222.

Russ has held the leadership positions of senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, troop quartermaster and many others. He has earned the Freeze Out award, the Robert S. Lyle Polar Bear Swim Award and a total of 23 merit badges. He completed National Youth Leadership Training in 2012.

Russ’ 146 total nights of camping experience include seven years of summer camp at Robert S. Lyle Scout Reservation in Elcho, multiple weekend camping opportunities at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington and Wadewitz Nature Center in Rochester, the EAA grounds in OshKosh and Fort McCoy.

Russ was elected in the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national honor society in 2012, and was later elected by his peers to serve as lodge chief for the local lodge in 2015. He currently holds the vigil honor.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Russ designed and constructed two theater prop carts for the Horlick High School theater program. This project totaled up to an estimated 115 man-hours of volunteer service between family, friends and fellow scouts. Russ also volunteered an additional 136 service hours during his scouting career.

Russ, a 2016 Horlick High School graduate, is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he is studying music education and vocal performance. During the summer of 2016, and again for 2017, he is the shooting sports director (Archery and BB Guns) at the Cub Scout camps at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington.

Russ was presented his Eagle Scout badge during a court of honor ceremony Nov. 12. He was recognized with his lifelong friend, Chad Helland.

Ricardo Carrillo

Ricardo C. Carrillo, son of Ricardo Carrillo of Racine.

Carrillo, 18, began his Boy Scout career in Boy Scout Troop 583 in Kenosha, and later transferred to Boy Scout Troop 222.

Carrillo has held the leadership positions of senior patrol leader, OA troop representative and many others. He has earned Cub Scout’s Arrow of Light award in 2009, the Robert S. Lyle Polar Bear Swim Award, two Philmont Arrowhead awards and 58 merit badges.

Carrillo’s camping experience included summer camp at Robert S. Lyle Scout Reservation in Elcho, multiple weekend camping opportunities at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Burlington and Wadewitz Nature Center in Rochester.

Carrillo was elected in the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national honor society in 2010, where he currently holds the vigil honor.

Carrillo’s Eagle Scout service project involved the design and construction of two sets of horseshoe playing pits for the Village of Sturtevant, which were installed at the Village’s North Park for public use.

Carrillo, a 2016 Case High School graduate, is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he is studying general business.

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