|Fort Myers, Florida, (July 31, 2008) Earlier this month Bishop Verot Catholic High School junior Michael Bradley a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 316, Knights of Columbus, St. Cecelia’s Parish completed his Eagle Scout project at LARC, Inc of Fort Myers. Bradley’s Eagle Scout project consisted of more than 25 hours of work involving a landscaping project for one of LARC’s buildings located in Fort Myers.
An Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. Requirements include earning a minimum of 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive community service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
“I was inspired to do this project through my family ties with LARC. My family has been involved in the organization since its beginnings. My great grandparents were a part of the founding board, my grandmother continues to be a volunteer, my aunt receives services from LARC, and my father is currently the Executive Director. Growing up, my siblings and I participated in many activities and volunteered at LARC. Through this history of participation in the organization, I sought to keep the tradition and decided to do my project at LARC” said Bradley.
The following volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 316, members of Bishop Verot Catholic High School and their parents donated time and efforts for the project: Bryan Tischler, Jacob Jansen, Tony Boger, Jonathan Wilson, Barb Boger, Matthew Barrett, Mark Barrett, Roger Bradley, Ethan Jansen, Don Boger, Jacob Hart, Mark Haines (Assistant Scoutmaster), Andrew Haines, and Paul Gavin. This project was also made possible by the contributions donated from Home Depots, All Native Garden Center and Pottinger’s Nursery.