What does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Between earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating scout spirit and leadership within the troop, the journey can take up to six years to accomplish. For Eagle Scout Luke Fritsch, reaching this milestone meant taking it a step further by completing a project that required resourcefulness and quality craftsmanship.
The new flag pole at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, installed by Luke, stands tall and sturdy. To begin the process, he sourced a tree from family property to cut down, purchased the paint and all the hardware himself. But he didn’t stop there. In addition to the flag pole, he laid out new colorful pavers and painted sign posts along the designated parking area. He also noticed that the picnic table, originally built by his own Boy Scout Troop in June of 2013, was weathered so he decided to refinish it.
“The civic center has had a great relationship with Boy Scout Troop 220,” said KPCCA President Tim Kezele. “Through the years we have watched Luke go through the steps of the scouts. He has helped numerous times at the center with work projects and community events. Making Eagle Scout is the final step in the scouts. The KPCCA thanks Luke for this lasting contribution to our community center.”
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