When Tim joined Troop 17 in the spring of 2002, it was his first involvement with Scouting and he has proven to be a steady and active participant from the beginning.
Upon completing the St. Louis Area Council’s Junior Leader Training Camping in the summer of 2004, Tim’s first opportunity for leadership came when he served as the Patrol Leader of the Eagle Patrol – from March through September 2005. While Eagle Patrol Leader, Tim led his patrol to a first place overall finish of some 50-plus patrols that competed in the Fall Pathfinder District Camporee.
After his patrol leadership, Tim’s next responsibilities had him serving as a Troop Instructor and then as the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for a year before taking over as Seventeen’s Senior Patrol Leader, the troop’s number one boy leadership position. He served in that position for 13 months and two summer camps.
Tim has also been an active participant in the troop’s outdoor program — including campouts, camporees, hikes, and seven years at summer camp. In 2003, Tim was part of Troop Seventeen’s ten-Scout contingent to Philmont — BSA’s national high-adventure camp in the mountains of New Mexico. In recognition of his camping abilities and leadership skills, Tim was elected by his fellow campers in 2004 to the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national society for Scout honor campers.
Tim has also been a troop honor camper and has received the Mile Swim and World Conservation Awards.
In 2005 Tim was selected as Troop Seventeen’s Scout of the Year.
A member of the Bakers, Tim has served with distinction as that organization’s Head Baker.
For his Eagle service project, Tim planned and supervised the landscaping of the grounds at the Moolah Shrine in Maryland Heights. This project involved an extensive effort involving numerous scouts iremoving trees, tilling the soil, and spreading a couple of truckloads of mulch.
While Tim has had a memorable and successful scouting career, he was also active outside of scouting.
Academically, Tim is an excellent student who carried a B+ average at St. Charles High School and has been on the honor roll multiple semesters. Tim is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America serving as Treasurer his junior year and is currently vice-president. He has also participated in his school’s DECA program for emerging entrepreneurs and business managers. Tim’s leadership was also demonstrated in his service to his high school Student Council for two years.
On the athletic field, Tim was a football tight end for two years and played freshman basketball.
Tim is an active member of the St. Peters Catholic Church and a member of the church’s youth group.
Tim was been accepted to the University of Missouri in Columbia where he planned to major in engineering.
Tim Richarz –.
Scout of the Year… Honor Patrol… Order of the Arrow… Baker… Outdoorsman… Scholar… Eagle Scout
TROOP SEVENTEEN IS MIGHTY PROUD OF TIM RICHARZ