Scout Pays it Forward, In Spite of Illness

Dylan_Eagle_ProjectDoctors told Dylan G. not to attend school, be a Boy Scout, or sing in choir. Now, he’s a junior who is reaching for the Eagle Scout rank and has been on tour with the Oberlin Choristers four times.

Dylan has a primary immune deficiency disorder, which puts him at a higher risk for other health problems. He’s experiencing quite a few of these at only 17 years old, but that’s not stopping him.

The Life Scout has launched a threefold Eagle Scout service project in his quest to land Scouting’s highest rank. To benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Dylan gathered household products, aluminum can tabs, and organized a event to clean up gardens and serve meals for the families staying at the house.

But what makes this project all the more special is Dylan’s connection with the Ronald McDonald House. While he was receiving treatments, his father and younger brother stayed there. Read more about how Dylan credits the organization for helping his family through difficult times and learn more about the Scout by heading to the Morning Journal.

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