Brandon Beerup and Tyler Farnsworth recently were recognized at City Council meetings for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski started two recent City Council meetings by presenting certificates to local boys who became Eagle Scouts through Boy Scouts of America. Brandon Beerup partnered with the Kendall County Food Pantry to provide low-income students with netbooks, while Tyler Farnsworth built a POW-MIA memorial on the north side of Trinity Church United Methodist.
Scout Brandon Beerup is trying to raise at least $1,800 to provide low-income students with netbooks, technology education.
Eagle Scout candidate Brandon Beerup has a special goal: He wants to give at least six low-income students netbooks and teach them how to use them. Helping those six students would cost $1,800. Helping 12 would cost $3,600. And the project may be the genesis for so much more, Kendall County Food Pantry Executive Director Maria Spaeth said. “I would love to see someone else say, ‘It’s so cool; it made a difference in that kid’s life,’” and decided to expand or continue the effort, Spaeth said. Beerup, of Bristol Troop #34, brainstormed ideas for his Eagle Scout project with Spaeth, who has helped several Eagle Scout candidates with various projects. This idea sparked after the pair considered the connection between low standardized test …