MORGANTOWN — Daniel Kaddar all the time knew he was going to be an Eagle Scout.
So he’s had loads of time to ponder the service challenge that may be the capstone on that achievement.
“I all the time thought after I was developing in Scouts that I wished to have an authentic challenge. I wished to do one thing particular that basically impacted town of Morgantown,” he stated.
By all accounts, he has.
Kaddar’s Eagle court docket of honor ceremony was held Sept. 10 on the Tree of Life Congregation — the synagogue he’s attended since he was a Cub Scout, and the recipient of his eagle-worthy efforts.
The College Excessive College senior lined up assist from donors together with March-Westin, Biafora Panorama Improvement and Inexpensive Landscaping and marshaled the labor of pals, household and fellow scouts to rework the South Excessive Road synagogue’s curb enchantment.
“It’s an ideal present to the synagogue,” Rabbi Joe Hample stated. “This was an enormous challenge for a 17-year-old child to coordinate. I’m simply dazzled. … I’ve been right here 11 years. I’ve recognized him since he was a bit of squirt. Now he towers over me. It’s wonderful to see the youngsters develop up and what they will accomplish.”
Hample defined Tree of Life, like most synagogues throughout the nation, has made safety a precedence.
“The congregation just lately had a grand window and doorways and safety system put in. As soon as that was accomplished, the entrance landscaping wasn’t trying too sizzling. So, I went to the annual board assembly in December of 2022, they usually cherished the concept,” Kaddar stated.
Chuck Joseph is the Scoutmaster for Troop 93. Earlier than his son received concerned in Scouts, Joseph grew to become conscious of Kaddar when the younger boys crossed paths in youth sports activities.
He stated it was spectacular, however not a shock, to see the quantity of neighborhood assist Kaddar was capable of deliver to the challenge.
“It’s not all about that completed challenge. Yeah, that’s good. We would like it to be good and be helpful and assist a nonprofit. However actually, it’s in regards to the coordination it takes, the management it’s important to study and exhibit on the fly, the issue fixing,” he stated.
“However Daniel is only a actually distinctive younger man, and I do imply distinctive. He’s a tough employee and he’s very clever. I’ve little doubt that no matter Daniel chooses to do in life, he’ll achieve success.”
Proper now, Kaddar says he’s specializing in his senior 12 months. He’s a captain on the UHS boys’ soccer group and can assist captain the Hawks’ lacrosse squad come spring.
After that, he’s leaning towards sticking round and attending WVU. He has a dream of at some point being a trauma surgeon.
Similar to he had a dream of being an Eagle Scout.
“This has been one thing that I’ve dreamt of since I used to be six years previous, after I began as a Tiger Cub Scout,” he stated. “It’s one thing that’ll all the time persist with me. There’s a typical saying that some individuals have been scouts. They’ll say, ‘Oh, I used to be a Boy Scout. I was a Boy Scout.’ However should you get to the rank of Eagle, you’re all the time an Eagle Scout. It doesn’t matter how previous you’re. I’ll all the time be an Eagle Scout.”