Teen makes Eagle Scout


STILLMAN VALLEY – Stillman Valley Boy Scout Troop 315 participated in an Eagle Court of Honor on Feb. 8.

At that time, Liam O’Sullivan was recognized for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. At only 14 years old, O’Sullivan is part of a small group of scouts that have reached the Eagle rank at such a young age.

Over the past four years, while working towards his Eagle rank, O’Sullivan has completed 26 merit badges, gone on 20 weekend camping trips with his troop, gone on four week-long summer camping trips with his troop, went to a week-long National Youth Leadership Training camp, helped a large group of scouts work on their robotics merit badge, and helped four other scouts with their Eagle Scout projects. He has volunteered numerous hours with Bread of Life Food Pantry, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and has helped the Lion’s Club with rose deliveries. In 2019, Liam was elected by his troop to the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, he is the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader of his troop and plans to continue helping other scouts work on their requirements for ranking up while working on more of his own merit badges.

O’Sullivan’s Eagle Scout Project was to help First Covenant Church of Rockford expand their Community Garden by building four more large, raised garden boxes. With his troop’s help, this was completed in the fall of 2018 and was used for planting in 2019.

O’Sullivan also spends his time mowing lawns, helping with his church’s children’s programs, mentoring a FIRST LEGO League robotics team, is very active with the Rockford Robotics competition team, enjoys creating plans for things to print on his 3D printer, has taught himself how to use CAD, and has started refurbishing a used truck for himself.

O’Sullivan is currently a homeschool student and takes some classes at a homeschool co-op in Rochelle. He is the son of Sean & Audrey O’Sullivan of Davis Junction, and the grandson of Russell & Karen Carlson of Stillman Valley and Gail O’Sullivan of Chicago.