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Matthew Krzewinski

How this LA teen goes above and beyond

“Matthew is an asset to the Catholic Scouting community and a great contributor to the community as a whole.”

– Lori Sorensen

A 50-pound pack on his back, Matthew Krzewinski slogged up the steep mountain trail, rain and mud making the 3,000 climb even more taxing.

By the time the 16-year-old had made it to camp at the top, he and his hiking group had covered an arduous 10 miles.

Physically, the sojourn in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico last summer certainly was grueling. But as one of two Boy Scouts selected by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to participate in the St. George Trek, that tough hike — as well as others during 12 days of backpacking totaling about 75 miles — was also spiritually extraordinary.

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