Hinsdale eagle scout honored with Supernova award

LA GRANGE – The Des Plaines Valley Council recently presented a Hinsdale eagle scout with the Boy Scouts of America's Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award.

Reece O'Connor, of Troop 8 in Hinsdale, received the award for his Alternative Energy project in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics program.

O'Connor – the council's first scout to receive the high-level honor –was given the award during the council's recognition banquet.

The Des Plaines Valley Council serves 42 communities in western and southwestern Chicago suburbs.