Three Scouts Reach Eagle Status

The Troop 175 Boy Scouts received the award last week.


After running a car wash to benefit an animal shelter, a concert to benefit tsunami victims and a food drive to benefit the Niles Food Pantry, Tim Duffey, Antonio Gonzalez and Robert Murdach received their Eagle Scout awards on Sunday, June 3.

The three are part of Boy Scout Troop 175, based at

Duffey organized two car washes and a seminar at Niles Public Library, an raised more then $1,000 for Wright Way Animal Rescue. It went toward food, water and medical care for the animals.

Gonzalez planned and played in a benefit concert, and raised almost $500 for the Save the Children fun for tsunami victims in Japan. Nine musicians volunteered their talents at the concert.

Murdach coordinated a food drive for the Niles Food Pantry, and collected about 700 items. He worked with the Niles Family Services director to plan the project. 

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