***image1***Local Boy Scout Joshua Fenton, age 15, and scouts from Boy Scout Troop 12, Ramstein Air Base, recently completed Joshua’s Eagle service project in the village of Mittelbrunn. Joshua needed a service project to complete Eagle Scout rank and wanted to make a lasting impression within the village he lives. The Eagle Scout project was coordinated with Mittelbrunn’s Mayor, Dr. Walter Altherr, as a project that provided safety for all on the trail and enhanced community relations. The mayor inspected and approved the completion of the work.
The project involved building safety railings on the walking trail and widening the trail in the forest on the outskirts of the village to the sports field (Sportplatz). The Boy Scouts widened the end of the walking trail and built a retaining wall to help prevent erosion onto the trail. Railings were placed on the most dangerous spots at the steep parts of the trail to prevent walkers and joggers from falling and getting hurt.
The trail was also cleaned of trash and any safety hazards. Small flowering shrubs were planted to add to the natural beauty of the trail. The safety railing was made of wood from the forest, which enhances the natural beauty of the trail.
The service project took just over two weeks to complete with the help of 16 Boy Scouts of various ranks and adults leaders from Troop 12. Local residents donated drinks to the scouts while they were working and complimented the work.
“The service project turned out to be much bigger than I expected,” said Joshua. “The Boy Scouts in the troop came together and worked hard to finish within the project time frame.”
Dr. Altherr recognized the hard work of the Boy Scouts with medals from the village of Mittelbrunn.
Joshua worked on several other Troop 12 Eagle Service Projects before, such as the renovation of the honor guard offices at Ramstein and landscaping at the Fisher House in Landstuhl. (Courtesy of Senior Master Sgt. Brent Fenton)