Scout spruces up Wood Lane School sign and landscaping for Eagle project PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:17
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Nick Billmaier and volunteers spent 245 hours working on the Wood Lane School sign and landscaping. Billmaier received his Eagle Scout award for the project last month at a Court of Honor ceremony in Perrysburg. (Photos provided)
A rural Bowling Green Boy Scout renovated the Wood Lane School sign and upgraded the landscape for his Eagle Scout project.
Nick Billmaier's project centered on the large sign structure located in front of the school. It involved rebuilding the roof over the sign and upgrading the landscape. The project included evaluating repairs and coordinating with the Wood Lane maintenance department.
Roofing, wood sheeting and framework were removed and replaced. The old landscape materials and plants were removed, new brick edging was installed, and additional dirt was added to provide more contour.
Then new mulch and plants were put in place. The project involved 85 hours of planning and labor by Billmaier and 160 additional hours from volunteers who worked under his direction and leadership.
After two months and 245 hours the completed project resulted in a much-improved appearance.
His Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Dec. 30 at the Ft. Meigs Visitor Center in Perrysburg.
Court of Honor Master of Ceremonies was Billmaier's older brother, USNA Midshipman, Steven Billmaier. The invocation and benediction by St. Rose Catholic Church pastor, Msgr. Marvin Borger.
The son of Chris and Cheryl Billmaier, he is a senior at Central Catholic High School, Toledo, where he has been a member of the rowing team for four years.
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The 18-year-old plans to study biomedical engineering at Purdue University.
He is a member of St. Rose and Boy Scout Troop 167. At St. Rose he serves as lector, altar server and extraordinary minister of holy communion.
He started as a Cub Scout in St. Rose Pack 167 and has been active in scouts over the past 12 years
He has served in several leadership positions in the troop including assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, chaplain's aid, instructor and quartermaster.
He is currently a junior assistant scoutmaster.  
Under Billmaier's leadership as acting senior patrol leader, the troop earned the Baden Powell Award during summer camp at Camp Frontier, the most sought-after award in camp.
This award requires rank or merit badge advancement from every scout, a troop service project, and outstanding scores on campsite inspections, among other things.
Also during his tenure the troop earned the Honor Troop Award at the annual Catholic Retreat at Camp Miakonda. Winning this award mandates excellent scores on patrol activities, site and cabin inspection, building a shrine, and having strong participation and volunteering.
Nick earned the Ad Altari Dei (to the altar of God) Catholic religious award, designed to help Catholic Boy Scouts develop a full Christian way of life in the faith community.
Nick is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow. The Order of the Arrow is Boy Scouting's National Honor Society and recognizes outstanding individuals for their efforts and abilities, and service to others.
He earned the World Conservation Award for earning additional environment-related merit badges
He attended National Jamboree in Ft. A.P. Hill, Va., in 2010 with over 50,000 Scouts from all over the United States.
In 2011 he and several scouts from his troop completed a two-week, 90-mile long, hike at the Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M.
 

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