David has been in scouting since joining Pack 499 at Spoede School. His dad was his first den leader. While a cub, David qualified for the Pinewood Derby District Championship for two years. His cars were always noteworthy for their excellent speed.
After achieving his Arrow of Light, David joined Troop 17 when he was in the sixth grade. His first leadership position was as a den chief for Pack 499. He served there for two full school years. He then served as the patrol leader of the Eagle Patrol.
David has also completed the St. Louis Area Council’s National Youth Leadership training course in their pack and paddle program. For the last three years, David has served as a Troop Instructor — training and teaching younger scouts in the scouting skills and helping prepare them for their advancement requirements.
In recognition of his camping and leadership skills, David was elected by his fellow scouts in 2007 to the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national society for scout honor campers. He has since gone on to achieve Brotherhood honors — the second highest level in the Order of the Arrow.
For his Eagle service project, David enlisted numerous scouts and others to build benches and bookshelves at the Hosea House in the inner city.
David is very active in his church and was elected as a church elder, a full voting member of the governing board of the church. He worked specifically with the Children and Youth Education and Fellowship programs. David is the youngest elder ever elected at Ladue Chapel.
He studied voice and sings in the church youth choir. David also played handbells in the Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church Carillon Ringers – touring with the choir group to Canada, Florida, Boston and New York.
As a Senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, David is an A student, and an elected member of National Honor Society. He has been a member of Ladue’s Mock Trial team for the past 3 years. His team made it to regionals every year, and once to state. His team was undefeated heading into regionals in 2012.
David has studied violin for nine years, and was a violinist in the Ladue Symphonic Orchestra.
David has a passion for social justice. He volunteered at Hosea House – as a tutor for at risk children for the past eight years. Beyond tutoring over 1000 hours David helped coordinate a renovation project painting all the classrooms one summer, and led the efforts to collect toys for Christmas delivery each year. David participated in Youth Group work camps for three years refurbishing homes for the poor and elderly and worked on a Habitat for Humanity building in Old North St. Louis.
David hopes to study history in college and plans on becoming a lawyer.
In his spare time, David enjoys watching movies, skiing and rock climbing.
David Mullis —
Patrol Leader… Order of the Arrow… Scholar… Musician… Community Volunteer… Eagle Scout
TROOP SEVENTEEN IS MIGHTY PROUD OF DAVID MULLIS