Eagle Scout Project at Harbor Campus
By Val Cutting, Lifestyle Enrichment Specialist at Harbor Campus
William H, a Life Scout in Troop #875, contacted Harbor Campus to secure a project needed for his goal of attaining Eagle Scout rank. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, a Life Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, school, or the community and this project must fulfill the Scout Oath to "help other people at all times." Projects also serve as a primary purpose of helping the Life Scout develop leadership skills by demonstrating responsibility, organization, and commitment to their project goals and team of support.
William chose to build a customized bench for our community courtyard and secure a flag pole where we can fly our flag in honor of our country and those who have served to protect our rights and freedoms.
He shared in our Flag Day ceremony as a dedication to his project completion, honoring our veterans and all those who serve with a Scout flag-raising ceremony. A number of Life and Eagle Scouts supported William in the ceremony as they raised the flag for the first time in the courtyard.
The ceremony also included a performance by the Harbor Campus GoldTimers choir, words of recognition and gratitude from Executive Director Pam Schlenvogt, and a presentation of a poem written by our memory care community read by Kathy Wenzel, our Memory Care Coordinator.
It was a wonderful day for our community to celebrate our country and our flag. We'd like to extend our sincerest thanks to William and Troop #875.