Carnation Scout completes Eagle project
October 2, 2008 · Updated 3:21 PM
In ceremonies held at Carnation Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 30,
members of Boy Scout Troop 411, American Legion Post 199 and other
supporters gathered to observe the dedication of a new memorial flagpole.
Eagle Scout candidate Paul Stevens, a member of
Carnation's Troop 411, installed the flagpole as part of his community service
project. The project _ designed to demonstrate responsibility and planning
skills while benefiting the community _ is an integral part of the Eagle
Scout qualification process.
A group of about 30 observed as Stevens led the proceedings,
which included a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a "one-gun" salute
by an honor guard.
Afterwards, Stevens thanked the following contributors who
helped make the project possible: American Legion Post 199 and the City of
Carnation, for funding the flagpole; Custom Concrete Casting, which
donated the supplies and helped fabricate the pedestal; Gary Pattern Works,
which made the tooling for the plaque; Pentz Design, for donating materials
and manufacturing the plaque; Troop 411, for their help with everything in
the project, including the donation of their time, service and generosity;
friends and fellow scouts, for their assistance; and his family, "for giving me the
support I needed to do my project, and giving everything possible."
Scoutmaster for Troop 411 is Dan Acker. The troop's Senior
Patrol Leader is Matt Acker.