|Eagle Scout builds bench and kiosk|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 09:21|
A Bowling Green teen who built an informational kiosk for two local organizations has received his Eagle Scout Award for the project.
Brock Conner received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest award a Boy Scout can earn, on Aug. 20.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Brock developed a plan, obtained needed approvals and built an informational kiosk and garden bench to benefit the Wood County Historical Center and the Black Swamp Herb Society.
The kiosk provides a platform for the Black Swamp Herb Society to showcase the many items that they grow in the garden and to distribute brochures and pamphlets, educating the public on the benefits of herbs.
The service projects required 111 volunteer hours at a cost of $525. Additional materials and equipment support for the project was provided by the Home Depot of Bowling Green and Eric Palmer Excavating. Friends, family and fellow Scouts provided the labor needed for the project.
Brock began scouting as a Tiger Cub in Kenwood Pack 358, earning the Arrow of Light Award as a Cub Scout.
As a Boy Scout with Troop 358 of the Portage United Methodist Church, he has served in the leadership positions of assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.
Brock has received the Order of the Arrow, a peer nominated achievement that recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.
As part of his requirements for the Eagle Scout Award, Brock earned 35 merit badges demonstrating character, citizenship and fitness of mind and body. He also completed an approved Eagle Scout service project.
The Scoutmaster for Troop 358 is Fred Riggs.
Brock is 16 years old and he is the son of Brad and Judy Conner, Bowling Green. He is a junior at St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo and will graduate in 2015. Brock carries a 4.13 grade point average in honors classes at St. John's and plays baseball for the Titans. He has earned academic honors each quarter since attending St. John's.
Brock plans to study sports management and play baseball upon graduation from high school. When he is not involved in Scouting or school, Brock enjoys baseball and volunteering in the community. Brock has volunteered for the Christian Food Pantry, the Black Swamp Arts Festival, as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and he has also participated in other Boy Scout service projects.
The family and troop will host a formal ceremony in honor of this accomplishment at a later date.
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