Curran joined Troop 17 in June of 1998 after receiving his Arrow of Light from the Cub Pack 490 at Pillar Grade School. Among Curran’s scouting honors are Honor Camper, Mile Swim, and Perfect Attendance award. He has also attended the council’s Junior Leader Training Camp and has served as a Den Chief, Troop Scribe, and Instructor.

Curran’s out-of-doors activities have included attending six years of the troop’s annual summer camp and hiking Philmont in 2003. That same year, Curran was also elected by his fellow scouts to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national society for scout honor campers.

For his Eagle project, Curran led several scouts in designing and constructing a handicap ramp at Our Lady of the Pillar Church.

In school, Curran is an excellent student, making the honor roll every year at Chaminade College Preparatory School. He has also earned recognition his junior year with the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award as the high school’s top science student.

Curran also engages in countless activities such as the Photography Club, the American Youth Foundation, Student Affairs Committee, Prom Committee, the Chess Club, the Computer Club, and has served as a guide for both the Chaminade House Tour Committee and the Chaminade Open House. Curran also finds time to play trumpet in both the Concert & Symphonic bands.

As an athlete, Curran has lettered numerous times in both varsity lacrosse and varsity football and has served as co-captain of the junior varsity lacrosse team.

While participating in more than a dozen activities in his church, has also been a retreat leader, a Kairos leader, prayer leader, Eucharistic Minister, president of the Pro-Life Club, and Head Life Guard and camp counselor at the Villa Duchesne-Oak Hill Summer Camp.

He has also served as a senior leader in Chaminade’s “House system” where he provides mentoring to younger students. It is those teaching and mentoring skills — which may have first surfaced when he served as a Den Chief — that has distinguished both his Scouting career and academic pursuits. Curran has always been excellent at working with younger scouts.

A young man with exceptional writing skills, Curran served as a writer and the editor of his school
yearbook and Editor-in-chief of the newspaper. This fall, Curran plans to attend the University of Missouri Journalism School where he will enter directly as a freshman in the Journalism Scholars Program — an unusual recognition of his talents.

Curran Coulter —

Honor Camper… Order of the Arrow… Athlete… Scholar… Journalist… Church Leader… Eagle Scout