Lee Robert Sullivan became an Eagle Scout on Jan. 12. He joined Troop 555 of Delphi Academy in July 2004. He began scouting with Cub Scout Pack 326 in Sunland.
Sullivan is currently a senior at Verdugo Hills High School in the Multimedia Magnet Program. He served as a co-captain of the school’s varsity water polo team for the last four years and as a swim team captain for two years. Sullivan has been honored with sportsmanship awards in water polo and swim as well as in little league in years past. He has been involved in leadership at the school and has taken advantage of many of the electives offered including digital animation, design and woodshop.
For his Eagle Project, Sullivan led a team of Scouts and high school friends in a beautification and brush removal project of Delphi Academy. Over a two day period last fall they cleared a drainage ravine which was very overgrown, cleared and replanted slopes at the front of the school and repainted basketball court lines.
Sullivan has held leadership positions in Troop 555 including Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe, Quartermaster, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He has earned 26 merit badges and has attended numerous camping and backpacking trips as well as attended National Youth Leadership Training. Several of these trips have taken him out of state and even out of the country.
Highlights have been: Northern Tier in Northern Minnesota where he and his crew hiked and canoed over 125 miles over a 10 day trek, and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico where as crew leader Sullivan and his fellow Scouts hiked 87 miles over a 10 day adventure.
He attended the World Scout Jamboree in London, England in the summer of 2007 as a member of Jamboree Troop 407. Through the friendships with Scouts and leaders he met there he was asked to be on staff at Campdowne the following summer. Campdowne is the English equivalent of America’s National Jamboree that happens only once every four years.
Sullivan again traveled to London in the summer of 2008 and served as a member of the media team for eight days at Campdowne and spent the remainder of the month long visit at the homes of Scout friends he had made the previous summer.
Scouting has given Sullivan priceless opportunities for travel and adventure as well as developing his leadership skills.
He enjoys woodworking, reading, swimming, cooking and camping. He intends to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts starting this fall.