Park Benches donated through Eagle Scout Project
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. To attain the rank at least twenty one merit badges and a final community service project must be completed. Alex Hahn from the Baylakes Council, Troop 736 at Trinity Methodist Church of Beaver Dam chose a project to benefit the Dodge County Fair.
Pictured above: Fair President, Doug Ninmann thanks Alex Hahn for his contribution
Alex is a four year veteran of the grounds crew and has been an exhibitor for several years at the Fair. Seeing behind the scenes of the Fair, Alex knew areas that needed improvement. He was looking for a project that would give Fair attendees a place to take a break and enjoy their food. After some research and working with the Fair Association he decided to build benches from kits made of recycled materials and two by four lumber.
Last fall Alex planned, built, and donated six park benches to complete his Eagle Scout service project. Additional seating available for this and future years at the Dodge County Fair.
Alex funded the project through fundraising and managing his money in a camp account over the years. One of the required badges for Eagle is personal management where Alex learned about financial responsibility. The Eagle Scout Service Project is an opportunity to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of a religious institution, school, or community.
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. Watch for sign-up tables during school registration or to locate a nearby pack for more information visit http://www.scouting.org/
Donations of products and services to the non-profit Fair Association are always appreciated. Use the comments section below to post future project ideas and thank Alex for his contribution.