Joining Troop 17 in the spring of 1998, Michael has been one of the most popular and enthusiastic Scouts of his era. In 1999, just his second year at summer camp, Michael was elected by his fellow scouts to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national society for honor campers — a rare accomplishment for such a young scout in our troop. And then that fall, he was selected as Troop 17’s Scout of the Year.

Michael has earned the Honor Camper award twice and also holds the Field Service and Attendance ribbons as well as the Mile Swim award.

Michael’s first leadership position was as a Den Chief for Pack 490 at the Pillar Elementary School ultimately earning him the troop’s Cub Service Award.

After attending the council’s Junior Leader Training Camp in 2001 and then serving as an Assistant Patrol Leader, Michael became the Patrol Leader of the Moose Patrol. During this tenure, he led his
patrol to a 2nd place overall finish at the Pathfmder District Camporee in 2002.

Michael attended summer camp every year he has been in Scouts and participated in the troop’s 2003 trip to Philmont Scout Ranch, Scouting’s high adventure camp in the mountains of New Mexico. On that trip, he was also elected Crew Leader for the 10 scout contingent which hiked over 60 miles.

Michael wears the Troop Leadership Cocade – emblematic of his leadership and service to the troop and is a member of the Bakers – Troop 17’s unique organization for older scouts, most recently serving as its Head Baker, or elected president. Michael also served as troop Quartermaster and is currently a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

For his Eagle service project, Michael led the effort to build book shelves for the Loyola Academy in St. Louis.

In school, Michael also participated in several clubs and activities, such as DECA, a professional youth organization for marketing students and the Young Republicans Club.

In sports, Michael earned a varsity letter in wrestling at Chaminade as a freshman and sophomore and was on the Ladue High School diving team his junior year.

Michael performed over 80 hours of service work for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and retirement homes during his freshman and sophomore years.

While being very active in Scouting and maintaining an excellent academic record, Michael also holds a job working 20-30 hours a week.

Michael, who has been honor student at both Ladue and Chaminade, is a senior this year and plans to attend college and major in business or marketing.

Michael Sullivan —

Honor Camper… Honor Patrol… Leader… Baker… Order of the Arrow… Scout of the Year… Eagle Scout