Three Eagle Scout honorees


Three Quad-City area scouts have earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout.


Mitch Nikulski of Troop 24 in Bettendorf earned 50 merit badges during his eight-year scouting career and has held leadership positions such as troop guide, den chief, senior patrol leader, instructor and scribe. For his Eagle Scout project, he created a mural on a staircase wall at Lourdes Catholic School in Bettendorf. He led a team, including Glenn Boyles, in drawing and painting the mural replicated from a drawing selected in the school’s art contest. Mitch is the son of Brian and Gail Nikulski of Davenport and is a freshman at Bettendorf High School where he lettered in golf.

Mitch’s Eagle Scout ceremony was held April 2 at St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf.


Will Schadt of Troop 46 in LeClaire earned 34 merit badges in his 10 years of scouting. He has held positions of Order of the Arrow representative, quartermaster, patrol leader and senior patrol leader.


For his Eagle Scout project, he built an outdoor classroom at Our Lady of the River Parish in LeClaire. The classroom is furnished with three benches, a river-rock base and an entrance sidewalk. Will is the son of John and Barb Schadt and is a sophomore at Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf. His court of honor will be at 2 p.m. on May 15 at Our Lady of the River.

Patrick McMonagle of Troop 24 in Bettendorf earned two religious emblems, completed two national youth leadership trainings and has served the past three years as a youth member of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. For his Eagle Scout project, he created a Messengers of Peace project. It is an original, replicable, interactive three-act play for the local food bank. “The Hunger Stories” informs others on the plight of the hungry and impoverished in the community, region and nation.

Patrick’s court of honor was held April 2 at St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf. His parents are Robert and Denise McMonagle of Davenport. He is a student at Pleasant Valley High School.

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