February 12, 2022
Scouts BSA Troop 7220 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 to recognize three new Eagle Scouts Erica Scheier, Danielle Thomas and Elena Cianciolo.
Scouts BSA Troop 7220 meets at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church located at 800 NE Tudor Road.
Erica Rose Scheier is the daughter of Eric and Janet Scheier. Erica is currently a sophomore at Saint Michael’s the Archangel Catholic High School.
Erica is involved in Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Student Ambassador, and Encounter Team. She was chosen to serve as a Sacristan at her school liturgies, and has 25 hours of service hours at both One City Café and Holy Spirit Catholics Church’s lunch outreach program through her school’s Christian Service Program. She is a member of the Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church. Erica enjoys Scouts, the outdoors and sports.
Erica has many awards and recognitions that include: Cross Country Girls Most Valuable Runner, Cross Country All-District Runner, Cross Country State Qualifier, Soccer State Team, Basketball District Champion Team, Freshman Guardian of Truth, Gold Service Hour Award, Principal’s Honor Roll and Most Christian Girl Award.
Erica has held many leadership positions in the Troop on her trek to Eagle including: Assistant Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Librarian, Den Chief and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader at Bartle Summer Camp 2019. She attended Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure in the summer of 2021.
Erica is a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Her Tribal name is Brave Strong Welcoming Willow.
For her Eagle project Erica built three picnic tables for her school’s outside common area. These tables are used as a meeting space, eating lunch, eating with teams and a gathering space for anyone. These tables encourage inclusiveness and one is handicap accessible.
Erica’s future plans include going to college and then into the medical field. She is open to different areas but is considering Occupational Therapy. She would like to travel to under developed countries and help people that are less fortunate than herself.
The merit badges she earned are Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Environmental Science, Swimming, Lifesaving. Archery, Art, Basketry, Chemistry, Chess, Fish and Wildlife, Fishing Leatherwork, Mammal Study, Pioneering, Pottery, Robotics, Signs Signals and Codes, Small-Boat Sailing and Space Exploration.
Danielle Renee Thomas is the daughter of Warren and Sarah Thomas. Danielle is currently a junior at Lee’s Summit North High School.
Danielle is involved in Shotokan Karate, the Air Force Junior ROTC Program. She volunteers for various church and charities. She also works for Lee’s Summit as a Life Guard. She is a member of The Gathering Baptist Church at Noland Road; she is a Deputy for the Air Force Junior ROTC Raider Team and a PT lead for Air Force Junior ROTC class. She is also a member of the American Blackbelt Association.
Danielle is Black Belt in Shotokan Karate; she has earned multiple varsity letters as a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC Raider Team. She has also earned multiple Principal Honor Roll awards. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, running, listening to music. She stays current on national and international events. She enjoys Karate, painting and drawing.
Danielle has held various Troop Leadership positions on her trail to Eagle, including Troop Scribe, Patrol Leader, Outdoor Ethics Guide and Junior Assistant Scout Master.
Danielle is a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Her Tribal name is Brave Daughter of Least Long Thunder.
For her Eagle Project, Danielle created small flag holders for miniature flags at the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. She then placed the holders on approximately 300 Veteran Gravesites to hold flags for Memorial Day.
Danielle plans on attending college through the ROTC program and graduating with a Law Enforcement Degree. She plans on traveling the world and serving the armed forces as a military police officer.
The merit badges she earned are Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Environmental Science, Swimming, Lifesaving, Chess, Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, Fishing, Geology, Insect Study, Shotgun Shooting and Wilderness Survival.
Elena Terese Cianciolo is the daughter of Matt and Alicia Cianciolo. Elena is currently a sophomore at Saint Michael’s the Archangel Catholic High School.
Elena is involved in Drumline and Theatre at St. Michael’s. She has previously acted in three plays. She has also participated in 7th and 8th grade basketball. Elena recently founded the school chess club. She attends Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church where she is very involved in church activities. She was a part of the 2020 Confirmation program. She achieved Faith Formation service hours during high school. Elena has been an Alter Server for five years.
Elena achieved straight A’s at St. Michaels in 2020 and 2021. She was recognized as the Most Engaged in Science at St. Michaels in 2020. In April 2020, she earned her Ad Altare Dei religious Scouting award.
Elena has held various Troop Leadership positions on her trail to Eagle, including Patrol Leader and Troop Bugler.
Elena is a Brave in the Tribe on Mic-O-Say. Her Tribal name is Brave Light of Little Flashing Black Cloud. She is a fourth-generation member of the Tribe.
For her Eagle Project Elena helped refurbish the 1859 HISTORIC JAIL in Independence, MO where her great grandparents were former volunteers. Unfortunately, her great grandparents passed away in 2020 from COVID and the jail was closed to visits during the pandemic. She led a team of Scouts and leaders to beautify the jail so it could reopen to the community in September 2021. They fixed and painted a wooden fence, painted three doors and the front gate, and cleaned up the back porch area with ground cloth and gravel. She stated she was lucky to have this as her Eagle project and it made the local Independence newspaper.
In her own words, Elena describes her future plans: “I plan to graduate from high school in 2024 and then enter a four-year college of my choice. I may want to study psychology, music or theatre and possibly work to become a teacher or in the field of psychology. Neurology and neuropsychology are subjects that fascinate me. I have loved my experience and the friends I have made during my Scouting career in Troop 220 as one of its founding members. I want to thank all the leaders and fellow scouts for making this journey so special and fun. I don’t know yet what the future holds for me, but I know that I have a loving and supportive family and friends so I will be ready.”
The merit badges she earned are Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Environmental Science, Swimming, Lifesaving, Animation, Aviation, Basketry, Fish and Wildlife, Fishing, Game Design, Leatherwork, Mammal Study, Music, Pioneering, Rifle Shooting, Small-Boat Sailing and Space Exploration.