"Crown Point is fortunate to have so many young men that have dedicated themselves to scouting and the principles scouting stands for," Kosmider said. "We are also fortunate to have leaders who care about the future of our youth and give a portion of their lives so that our future generation will prosper, serve others and live good lives."
Duke Mildon is a busy young man. The Crown Point teen has also been selected as a People to People Ambassador to Australia.
While in Australia, Mildon will have an opportunity to meet with government officials and Australian teens. He will stay with a host family while taking part in a series of educational programs.
The trip will not be a vacation, according to People to People officials.
"Student Ambassadors are expected to create a positive impression of our country and culture, whether making a good impression in a school visit overseas, meeting local citizens, or attending a briefing with a government representative," said Mary Eisenhower, president and CEO of People to People International, in a prepared statement. "This diplomatic spirit is one of the things that sets the People to People experience apart; our Student Ambassadors are global students and teachers of their own culture."
The student ambassador program is not free. Mildon must raise $7,400 to participate in the 20-day trip.
Mildon will hold a Father's day breakfast at the Crown Point fire house to help secure the needed money. The Ticonderoga Elks are also planning a dinner to assist Mildon, and he is contacting local businesses and people asking for financial support.
Anyone interested in the program can contact Mildon at 597-4248.