Scout re­turns to his roots at New­town El­e­men­tary


The Advance of Bucks County - - HOMETOWN NEWS -

NEW­TOWN - New­town El­e­men­tary School alum Michael critzinger re­turned to his roots, lit­er­ally, when it came time to choose his Ea­gle Scout Lead­er­ship Ser­vice Project.

The Troop 99 scout led a multi­gen­er­a­tional team that in­cluded fel­low scouts, his dad Jef­frey and his grand­fa­ther Al­bert Becker as they in­stalled a drip ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem in the 14 raised beds at the school’s seg­gieville or­ganic gar­den.

“Mike’s project to build and in­stall an un­der­ground ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem for the New­town El­e­men­tary School veg­etable gar­den was ex­tremely am­bi­tious and visionary!” said Ch­eryl Gil­more, co-co­or­di­na­tor of seg­gieville. “Mike worked dili­gently, along with his fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and oth­ers, day af­ter day, un­til the project was com­plete. We were all quite im­pressed with the scope of the project and with the level of tech­ni­cal skill in­volved.”

Mike, who is also the son of Christina critzinger of New­town, is a se­nior at Coun­cil Rock High School North where he is a mem­ber of the ski and snow­board club. He has trav­eled with his troop to Hal­ibur­ton Scout Re­serve in Canada and New River Gorge in West sir­ginia and was a mem­ber of the Bucks County con­tin­gent to Na­tional Jam­boree at cort A. P. Hill in sir­ginia. His Life Scout project wDV D UHnRYDWLRn RI WKH BuWWHUfly Gar­den at Clark Na­ture Cen­ter.

In ad­di­tion to snow­board­ing, Mike plays de­fense of the Philadel­phia JR Rev­o­lu­tion AA hockey team. His other pas­sion is travel, both in the U.S. and in­ter­na­tion­ally. He has vis­ited Aus­tralia, Ja­pan, Rus­sia, Canada, Mex­ico, Costa Rica, the Do­mini­can Repub­lic and Eng­land.

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