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Two Eagles soar at township meeting

March 20, 2019
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

At the March 11 Boardman Township regular meeting, proclamations were issued to two young men who had earned their prestigious Eagle Scout award after completing projects that will benefit the community.

"At the meeting, we had the honor of issuing proclamations to Les Grimes and Nathan Grimes for earning the prestigious award of Eagle Scout," said Trustee Brad Calhoun. "Congratulations to these two young leaders and their families."

Both Grimes brothers worked in natural surroundings by completing projects that Boardman residents could enjoy. Nathan planned, directed, constructed two trail bridges on the Hitchcock Woods Trail. Each bridge is 16 feet long by 3 feet wide and will help improve access and safety by spanning two deep recesses along the trail. The total number of volunteer hours put in on the project was 106.5.

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Les Grimes and Nathan Grimes receive proclamations from Boardman trustees recognizing their community projects.

Les planned, directed, and constructed a Gaga Ball Pit in Boardman Park at the play area by Masters Pavilion. The final phase of his project saw the scouts hauling 4.32 tons of crushed limestone into the constructed pit for the playing surface. Total volunteer hours for his project was 60.

Both young men have been in scouting for many years and are currently with Troop 54 that meets at Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Nathan has been a scout for 10 years. He is currently a Junior Assistant Scout Master with Troop 54. He would like to serve in the Marine Corp and would like a career as a conservation officer.

Les has been in scouting nine years and is currently a Den Chief, but will soon be eligible to become a Junior Assistant Scout Master as well. Les is looking at serving in the Air Force, but he is also looking at a career as a conservation officer.

As for their Eagle projects, their father Paul Grimes, said they both took away valuable life lessons.

"Both boys feel as if they've learned responsibility, hard work, good work ethics, communication skills, working with others as well as a sense of pride in completing their projects while helping their communities as well as benefiting them," he said.



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