Rossford's raising Eagle Scouts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:41
ROSSFORD - Four Rossford High School students, along with one junior high school student, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  
Brandon and Christian Goldsmith, Chris Schaffer, and Michael Korotanyi are seniors at Rossford High School. Evan Taylor is an eighth-grade student at Rossford Junior High School.
The Eagle Scout rank is the peak of a Scout's achievements. In order to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, each candidate must complete a leadership service project, which provides significant benefit to the local community. This project involves extensive planning and preparation to execute.
Brandon Goldsmith built new cat trees for the Wood County Humane Society. He found the cat trees on the premises were made of wood and covered with carpet - both items that trap dirt, are hard to clean, and spread diseases.
He made the new trees out of PVC pipe and vinyl fabric - all washable and able to keep sanitized.
Christian Goldsmith constructed three doghouses for the humane society. During a visit with his family, he noticed the doghouses were in disrepair, and there were not enough houses for the dogs that were on site.
Chris Schaffer redesigned five large streetscape flowerbeds in downtown Rossford. This included the removal of old bushes, replanting of existing perennials, planting of new perennials and mulching all the beds. Chris collected over $1,500 in donated plant materials from area businesses.
Michael Korotnayi performed a makeover on the ATV area for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at Maumee State Forest. He painted the restrooms, installed hand sanitizer units, repaired a portion of the patio concrete, and spruced up the bulletin board that had been an Eagle project several years ago.
Evan Taylor earned his Black Belt and taught self-defense training courses at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg. The classes were offered through the Wood County Park District.
All five are members of Boy Scout Troop 62 led by Scoutmaster Charlie Korotnayi.

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