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JDRF Friend & Volunteer honored as Eagle Scout

June 29, 2011

Here at JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter we have many volunteers who go the extra mile to help us in our mission. Patrick Settles, a local teen who has a connection to type 1 diabetes through a friend, has volunteered on many occasions as an individual and with his Scout Troop.

Two years ago, Patrick took on the task of helping us create not one, but two Rufus Bear mascots for use at both local and national Outreach and Fundraising Events and created an outstanding awareness packet to distribute at events and health fairs. We are excited to share that through all of Patrick’s hard work and volunteerism; he has been awarded and honored as an Eagle Scout.

His latest project was with the Carrollton Christian Academy (CCA) Athletics Booster Club where they run a concession trailer selling food items at football games, soccer games and any other special event. Their previous concession trailer was stolen in May 2009, and Dr Pepper donated a used, rusted trailer to CCA. Patrick’s Eagle Project was to completely refurbish this used trailer. He managed a team of 17 youths, over 11 workdays and 116 hours of time, to clean, repair, and remove all the rust from CCA’s concession trailer to be compliant with health codes for serving food. In addition, by repairing, sanding and painting the trailer, it is now not an eye sore, but a fixture CCA is proud of when they host home games and events at the school.

Congratulations to Patrick for taking on and completing such an important project for CCA and for receiving your Eagle Scout Award! Volunteers are the driving force behind JDRF’s success in advancing research toward a cure.

The JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter would like to thank Patrick for all that he does and for his passionate and unrelenting commitment to the JDRF mission!

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To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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