Paul is an excellent example of a well-rounded young man who is not only involved — but excels — in Scouting, school, and athletics. After first serving as a Den Chief for Pack 344 at Reed School and then completing the Council’s Junior Leader Training Course, Paul became an Assistant Patrol Leader and then Patrol Leader of the Hawk Patrol.
After that he became a Troop Instructor and he has taken on a number of tasks with energy and enthusiasm. For example, he recently organized and supervised a recruiting program for the troop and is currently a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
In 2000, in recognition of his camping ability, Paul was selected by his fellow campers to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national society for Scout honor campers. Then in 2003, he was part of Troop 17’s ten-Scout contingent to Philmont — BSA’s national high-adventure camp in the mountains of New Mexico.
Paul is a member of the Bakers, Troop 17’s unique older boy’s organization, has earned the Honor Camper, Honor Patrol, and Attendance recognitions and wears the troop Leadership Cocade, emblematic of his leadership and service.
For his Eagle service project, Paul planned and led the construction of a nature trail through the woods at the rear of Salem United Methodist church.
Paul plays trumpet for the Ladue Jazz Band, the Ladue Musical Pit Orchestra, and the Ladue Marching Band, where he served as Squad Leader for two years.
Athletically, Paul is an excellent swimmer, varsity lettering in Ladue High water polo all four years — on a team that finished in third place at state. In his senior year Paul was captain of the team.
He also varsity lettered all four years on the Ladue High swimming and diving team achieving all-conference honors all four years. He qualified for state his sophomore and junior year, earning all-state honors and finishing 14th at state his junior year.
Paul participated in the Spanish Foreign Exchange Program, staying with a Spanish family his sophomore year and hosting a Spanish student his junior year.
He is also a member of the Young Republicans Club, Big Brothers, Ladue DECA, and the Ladue School District Strategic Planning team. He also competed in math contests, mock trials, the Greater St. Louis Science Fair, and the Ladue Science Olympiad — finishing as high as second in several competitions.
An outstanding student at Ladue High, Paul has been on the honor roll all four years of high school. In recognition of his academic achievements, he was selected to the National Honor Society and is a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.
Paul has been on the All Academic Team — for water polo and swimming — all four years and also received department awards in Spanish and band — again all four years.
In addition to taking care of his own academics, he tutored other students in math and Spanish and works as a life guard for the City of Clayton throughout the year.
Paul Kiehl —
Honor Camper… Order of the Arrow… Scholar… Athlete… Eagle Scout
TROOP SEVENTEEN IS MIGHTY PROUD OF PAUL KIEHL