Pauwels, Wilson Farris Wood

Wilson is the 16 year old son of Vanda and Kevin Pauwels. He has one older brother, Jon Edward Pauwels, who is also an Eagle Scout. Jon is married to Laura Lundin Pauwels. Wilson’s grandparents are Alyce Pauwels and the late Edward
Pauwels, and Vada Wood and the late Farris Wood.
Wilson eagerly began his scouting career in Pack 567 as a Tiger Cub at the age of seven. He enjoyed being with his friends, camping, and learning new things as he earned each new bead or award. Wilson competed in the Pine Wood Derby and won first place in the Rain Gutter Regatta. While advancing through Cub Scouts, he received his Arrow ofLight. Although his brother attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 157, Wilson visited several troops to determine which troop he wanted to join. After visiting Troop 157 his decision had been made. He proclaimed, “Why would I not want to be in the best?” After his Cross-over Ceremony he joined Troop 157.

Summer Camp has become something that Wilson looks forward to. Since joining the troop, he has been to all five summer camps and several other camp outs. One of his favorite activities at summer camp is water sports. He loves to be on the water front and especially enjoyed serving as a life guard this past summer. His two favorite trips were to the Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi and to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Wilson has served as Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Librarian for Troop 157.

Wilson has attended Lubbock Christian Schools since he was in Pre-K. In the seventh grade he was selected to be in National Junior Honor Society. As a member of the Honor Society, he has devoted many hours to community service, and is on the A B honor roll. Wilson has participated in many different sports through LCAA, MOB, Southwest Little League, YFL, Premiere Sports, and Friendship Youth Baseball. While in Lubbock Christian Schools, he has participated in football, basketball, and baseball. In the eighth grade he was named Offensive Player of the Year in basketball. As a freshman he played varsity football, and the team advanced to the regional round. He was also on the Small School championship team at the Pat Knight Basketball Team Camp at Texas Tech this past summer. Wilson plays the trumpet for Lubbock Christian’s concert, marching and jazz bands. Last year the band was named best TAPPS band in the state. He also plays the piano.

Wilson has a deep reverence for God and his Savior Jesus Christ. He is a member of Monterey Church of Christ, and participates in youth group activities. He has attended Kanakuk Kamps, Christian sports camps in Missouri directed by Joe White, since he was nine, From K-2, the two week camp for older campers, he has received the camp-wide award of Unknown Cheerful Servant for two consecutive years. Wilson believes that Joe White and Kanakuk have been instrumental in helping him to keep Christ at the center of his life.

He considers himself fortunate to have been able to attend Lubbock Christian School throughout his education thus far, and appreciates the influence that the other students, teachers, and administrators have had on him. They continue to strengthen his faith on a daily basis. The pride Wilson has for Lubbock Christian School led to his desire for his Eagle Scout Leadership Project to benefit the school. He laid brick pavers in a heavy traffic area of the campus to help the
students stay dry and clean while walking to and from classes in different buildings. The pavers also made the campus appear more aesthetically pleasing, as well as preventing mud from being tracked through the buildings. Wilson also
built up some of the low spots around campus and planted grass to prevent additional erosion.

Wilson has always been an ambitious young man, and once he decides to do something, he sets goals and works to reach them. Both in scouting and sports, he has found things to strive for and opportunities to step into leadership roles. After Jon Edward achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Wilson immediately set his sites on earning the rank as well. The pathto obtaining the rank has provided him with many learning opportunities and has helped him mature as a young man.

Wilson would like to thank all the adult leaders that have helped him to reach his goal, especially Mr. Payne, Mr. Gosdin, Mr. Smith, Mr. Liner, Mr. Rapier, and Mr. Voland. Without the assistance of the adult leaders, family members, and friends, this honor would not have been possible. Your encouragement, coaching, discipline, and friendship have allowed this honor to be possible. To all of you….Thank You.