On Dec. 10, Alex Blatt, son of Chris and Leon Blatt of Hamburg, earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award.
Alex is a member of Hamburg Troop 184, a troop sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The troop has regular meetings at both the church and their cabin.
For his Eagle Project, Blatt wanted to do something for Type 1 diabetes. Alex was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2017. He chose to make Type 1 diabetes medical identification bracelets by using paracord. He handed them out to campers at the Berks T1D Connection’s annual weekend camp. Berks T1D Connection provides support, education, advocacy and awareness for those affected with Type 1 diabetes.
With the help of scouts and volunteers from Troop 184 he organized the fundraisers needed to obtain the funds, purchased the materials and organized the work parties for the making of the medical Id bracelets. In total 50 bracelets were made. He donated the remaining funds to Berks T1D.
Upon being awarded the Eagle Scout rank, Blatt has successfully earned 37 merit badges, 50 Miler, Paul Bunyan, Kittattinny Awards and countless weekend outing. His leadership positions include Den Chief, Scribe, Assistant SPL, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Asst. Scoutmaster. He has over 100 service hours completed.
Blatt, 17, is in 12th grade at Hamburg Area High School. After high school he will continue his education at Penn State University. He is going to major in mechanical engineering.