Guest Feature by Peter Montano
I am Peter Montano, a Boy Scout from Littleton, Colorado. I’m going to be a senior this year at Columbine High School. At every point in a Scout’s scouting career he must decide if he will pursue becoming an Eagle Scout. I have made the decision to achieve my Eagle rank through helping Reach Out and Read Colorado.
I chose Reach Out and Read Colorado because when I was younger I received a book at one of my doctor’s appointment. My parents tell me stories about how much I loved to read, even as a baby and toddler. I would ask to read the same book over and over! And, my parents loved to read them to me, too!
Throughout the years, I have felt more confident taking on harder texts, and I appreciate my jump start on literacy that I received from Reach Out and Read Colorado. Along the way, I have enjoyed reading many books such as A Farewell to Arms, 1984 and the Harry Potter series.
So far in my Eagle project, I have lead a book drive and collected hundreds of books. I have also created a prototype book shelf, and I will teach “how to” construct four more at a build day with my troop, family and friends. Then they will be distributed, along with the books, to health clinics in Jefferson County.
My hope is that my Eagle project will help children want to read and continue to love to read as much I do!