June 5, 2022 | Contribution of the Boy Scouts of America
Dylan Lev Mondrus, a junior from Weston High School and a member of Weston Boy Scout Troop 788, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable achievement and rank in the Boy Scouts of America BSA Scouts program.
In addition to his Eagle rank, Dylan also earned bronze and gold, which is ten additional merit badges above the required twenty-one.
An Eagle Court of Honor was held at Norfield Congregation’s Parish Hall and was led by his mother and scout leader Marlene Aguiar. Dylan’s younger brother, Bruce Matos, a current Life Scout with the troop, participated in the ceremony by reading about the significance of the Eagle badge.
Dylan began his Scouting career as a Tiger Scout with Riverdale’s Pack 24 in New York, where he earned the highest honor, the Arrow of Light. When his family moved to Weston, he joined 788 Troop where he served as a troop guide, patrol leader and scribe.
For his leadership and community service project, Dylan has dedicated his efforts to working with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, an organization that breeds and trains German Shepherds to become companions for the blind and visually impaired community. Dylan has spent over 140 hours building custom kennel agility equipment.
At Weston High School, Dylan is an honor roll student, president of the Cultural Linguistics Preservation Society, vice president of the American Heroes Club, and a member of the symphony band, football and track teams.
Outside of school, Dylan continues to volunteer with Fidelco as a foster puppy sitter. He is also a founder and junior advisory board member for the CT Chapter of the Joshua’s Heart Foundation, as well as a member of the youth advisory board for Scholastic Inc and the Weston Public Library. He volunteers with the A Million Thanks program, Hershey’s Heartwarming Foundation, and is an ambassador for Innerview, a platform that helps students showcase community service. Dylan is also a tutor at Kumon Academy.
During the Eagle’s Court of Honor, Dylan received various congratulatory citations from Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT Attorney General William Tong, Congressman Jim Himes, Representative Anne Hughes and the first drafte Samantha Nestor. He also received an American flag from Senator Chris Murphy, who flew over the United States Capitol in honor of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
In recognition of his dedication to community service, Dylan has received several awards, including the Jefferson Youth Award for Outstanding Commitment to Public Service and the President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal.