Max Wild earns Eagle Scout rank

Max Wild, 13, of Troop 21, has become an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouting’s highest rank. To attain Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, display leadership and outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law and complete a comprehensive community service project.

 The son of Marla and Jim Wild, Max chose Promise Christian Academy as the recipient for his Eagle Scout Project. The academy provides education and therapy services to people ages 5-22 with pervasive developmental delays. It holds a special place in Max’s heart because his younger brother Sammy, who has autism, attends school there. 

Last summer, Max built five astronaut boards for Promise Christian Academy. The boards are used by occupational therapists to stimulate the vestibular, visual and auditory systems in kids with sensory issues. They are also used to provide “sensory breaks,” allowing students to focus and ultimately learn better. 

A student at Whitfield School, Max is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouts’ National Honor Society, and has excelled in the Scouts’ STEM program earning all four STEM Nova awards. He is also the recent recipient of the Jewish religious award Ner Tamid.

 In addition to Scouting, Max participates in honor council, student ambassador, concert band, jazz band and trash can band programs at Whitfield and is a member of the basketball and lacrosse teams. He also volunteers as a religious school assistant at United Hebrew Congregation and serves on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Youth Council.

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