Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Three scouts from a Liberty Township Boy Scout troop have earned the highest rank available to scouts.
Scouts Jacob Landers, Chris Nichols, and Christian Dawson – all members of Troop 942 – recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Fewer than three percent of all scouts nationally earn the prestigious award.
Each scout was honored for his accomplishment with a proclamation this week by the Liberty Township Board of Trustees. The troop is charted to the Bethany United Methodist Church.
“It’s always nice to recognize our scouts and young people,’’ said Christine Matacic, trustee president. “They’re our future.”
For his project, Landers returned to Independence Elementary School – where he had been a student – to make improvements. He led a team that spent 160 hours building three benches along with painting the swing set, tetherball poles, and yellow curb surrounding the swing set. He is headed to Baldwin Wallace College.
Dawson’s project including raising money for materials and then building four picnic tables near Morgan’s Canoe Livery in Oregonia. He earned 33 merit badges during his years as a scout and is headed to the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Monroe is the benefit of Nichols’ Eagle project. His team designed and constructed a pergola to shelter the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows.
He raised $1,200 for the project that took 263 hours to complete – from fundraising to design, construction and beautification around the pergola. His team also constructed a brick path leading to the area where folks can sit quietly and reflect. Nichols will study music this year at the University of Michigan.
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