Eagle Scout Patrick Thompson of Barre visited VSECU’s Montpelier main office recently to tour the facility and chat with staff. Although he earned his Eagle Scout rank in August 2010, Patrick continues to work towards earning more merit badges, including the American Business badge, his current project. To earn the American Business badge, Patrick is required to research how a credit union functions and the relationship between VSECU and other businesses in the community. Patrick interviewed Alvah Newhall, branch manager, and Chuck Karparis, vice president-lending officer, who were able to provide him with the information he needed.
A junior at Spaulding High School, Patrick has been involved in scouting since he was in fifth grade when he saw a scouting flyer and liked the program. Patrick says he hopes to attend college and study entomology, the science of insects.