Scout returns to his roots at Newtown Elementary
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.