The Village of Greendale honored two Eagle Scouts on Tuesday night when the board of trustees proclaimed May 12 as Ryan James Creekmur and Michael Robert Tobin Day.
Michael Robert Tobin:
Tobin has dedicated eight years to the Boy Scouts of America, in which at that time he held high positions as patrol leader, librarian, quartermaster and crew chief.
As a boy scout Tobin earned thirty-four merit badges, achieved Order of the Arrow, and experienced three high adventure trips where he hiked, rafted, swam, and climbed terrain in the Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains, and Isle Royale National Park.
As part of his Eagle Scout project Tobin planned and organized the construction of a landscaped sitting area, complete with brick flower beds, outside the narthex of St. Roman’s Parish.
Outside of the Boy Scouts Tobin attended Marquette University High School where he participated in football and track. As a member of the Key Club he donated over 100 hours of service each year working on projects that benefited the community and the country.
Tobin received a Presidential appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following graduation from West Point he plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon in the U.S. Army.
Ryan James Creekmur:
Creekmur has dedicated seven years to the Boy Scouts of America.
As Creekmur’s Eagle Scout project to “Help the Homeless” he organized a donation drive to benefit the animals waiting for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society.
He, his troops, and the Greendale Community raised $9,500 worth of materials for the Society’s Wish List – his original goal was only $500.
Due to his efforts the Wisconsin Humane Society bestowed their “Kind Kid” award to Creekmur and placed a permanent brick in their memorial garden in tribute of his project.
As a Boy Scout Creekmur has earned twenty-eight merit badges, graduated from the Boy Scout’s Powderhorn National Youth Leadership Training program, and traveled with his troop to Kohler-Andre State Park, Eagle Cave, Galena, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He also participated in a Rocky Mountain High Adventure Trip where he served as Quartermaster.
Creekmur has received three special Boy Scout awards - Arrow of Light, Duty to God, and Marksman First Class. He has also held leadership positions, as such Troop Guild, Scribe, Instructor, and Patrol Leader.
As a Greendale High School honor student Creekmur has been active in Engineering Club and Camera Club, as well as working on the theater construction crew. He also plays baseball in the Greendale Twi-Night League, he enjoys target shooting, video games, military history, trivia, and volunteering. He’s graduating in the fall and plans to attend college.