Daniel joined Troop 17 in 2002 after receiving his Arrow of Light from the Cub Pack 345 at Immacolata Grade School. As a member of Troop 17 for many years now, Daniel served in several leadership positions including Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Instructor, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, the troop’s highest boy leadership position. Daniel currently serves as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

Daniel’s out-of-doors activities have included attending seven years of the troop’s annual summer camp and in 2005, he was a member of Troop 17’s contingent to Philmont, BSA’s national high adventure camp in the mountains of New Mexico.  In 2005, Daniel was also elected by his fellow scouts to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national society for scout honor campers. Daniel has excelled in earning 30 merit badges.

Daniel attended the Junior Leader Training Camp, earned the World Conservation Award, and is also a member of the Bakers, Troop 17’s unique older boys organization.

For his Eagle project, Daniel led several scouts in planning, organizing and building three benches for the Wohlwend Elementary School.

In addition to participating in over ten Eagle projects for others, Daniel has also been active volunteer in many other community service projects. He served as Assistant to the Director of Arts for several organizations — Every Things Magic, Looks like Magic, and the Wohlwend Drama Club – organizations which have raised funds for various charities and schools and for camping experiences for persons with Down Syndrome. Daniel provided sandwiches for the homeless and helped raise funds for school field trips. He also helped the St. Patrick Center Casseroles organization prepare food for the needy and homeless.

Daniel has a wide variety of outside activities. For example, he won Best of Show at the Olivette Art Competition and Show. He served as a waiter and chef’s assistant for Butler’s Pantry since age 14 and served as a care provider for a private family for two years. Daniel is also a certified lifeguard and worked in that capacity at Camp Happy Day. To enhance his desired vocation, Daniel is a Chef’s Apprentice at Monarch’s Restaurant in Maplewood.

He also traveled to Florida for a week where he had the opportunity to polish mirrors for a NASA satellite.

Daniel participated in many sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse & wrestling — earning a varsity letter in wrestling as a junior and hopefully, as a senior.

His hobbies include camping, cooking, biking, hiking, and swimming. He traveled extensively throughout the western US, hiking and camping and visiting most of the National Parks with a goal of eventually visiting them all.

Daniel is currently a senior at Ladue High School, maintaining a solid B+ average where is very active in the Solar Bike Club, Math Club, Club Asia, the Independent Study of Culinary Arts, and the Culinary Arts Club.

Daniel plans to attend the Culinary Arts College in Keystone, Colorado where he plans to train as a chef and eventually open his own restaurant.

Daniel George —

Order of the Arrow… Baker… Athlete… Community Volunteer… Eagle Scout