Chase Avalos, a member of the Swanton Boy Scout troop 208, has found a way to blend his love for football and Boy Scouts. When he was six years old, he joined Cub scouts and transitioned to Boy Scout troop 208. He is now working towards the level of an Eagle Scout, the highest level a young man can achieve as a Boy Scout. To accomplish this status, he must design and complete an Eagle Scout project.
Unsure of what he wanted to pursue for his project, he had been brainstorming different ideas over the course of a few weeks. His mother attended a Swanton Athletic Boosters Club meeting one evening. After the meeting, she came home and shared with the family that the Boosters were interested in sprucing up the area around the athletic scoreboard. Chase felt that he could turn the scoreboard project into his Eagle Scout project. He presented the idea at a Boosters meeting, and the Boosters agreed to fund the project with him as the leader. In addition, he also had to present his project to the Athletic Director and the Boys Scouts for final approval to complete this project.
The landscaping Scoreboard project consists of two phases for the completion of the project. On August 16, phase one which consisted of setting the bricks was completed.
Phase two will consist of filling the area with dirt, planting flowers, and placing mulch in the area.
The landscaped Swanton Athletic Scoreboard not only combines a love of football and Scouting, but also provides an opportunity for leadership for Avalos. Through the Scoreboard project, Avalos will not only be one step closer to earning his Eagle Scout recognition but will also be providing the community with a gift that can be enjoyed game after game.
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