Congratulations Eagle Scout Stanley Matusheski

We congratulate SMPAS's own Stanley Matusheski on attaining the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He passed his Board of Review on June 17th, and was presented with the Eagle Scout badge during a Court of Honor ceremony on August 17th.

Highlights of the ceremony included Stanley's mother and father presenting him with his Eagle Scout award (picture at right); and also reciting the Eagle Scout promise with Eagle Scouts of all ages in the room, including Stanley's dad Mike, and also Fr. Gismondi, Pastor of St. Mary's Parish.

Many of you may recognize Stanley as he has been an Altar Server for the old and new St. Mary's Parish. Many of us have watched him grow up in the parish.  Stanley is a SMPAS member and has also helped out at most of our SMPAS events by manning kids games, dessert, and beverage tables in the past.

Stanley's Eagle Scout Service Project was to lead volunteers in a two part project to help St. Mary's Church.  Part 1 was removing the old and large commercial appliances in the St. Mary's Church basement and recycle them. This included building a ramp and rope rigging to get the appliances up the steps and out, load them onto trucks to haul them away, and then remove the ramp that was built.  This was all done in a day.  Part 2 was to clean, seal, and paint the floor in the church's boiler room. He led volunteers from his Scout Troop, St. Mary's parishioners, and other friends to accomplish these tasks.

Stanley graduated from Lansdale Catholic H.S. earlier this year, and is now a freshman at Millersville University.  We congratulate Stanley and wish him the best in school, and of course look forward to seeing him come home for our SMPAS events.