Two Westlake Scouts earn Eagle rank
Boy Scouts Mark Rennard and David Schulz of Troop 208 out of Dover Congregational United Church of Christ in Westlake earned their Eagle Scout rank on May 9.
Mark is currently a junior at Westlake High School. During his 10 years in Scouting, Mark served in many leadership positions, including Senior Patrol Leader, and earned 34 merit badges.
Mark’s Eagle Scout project included the construction of a stone path at the Westlake United Methodist Church to facilitate moving items between the church and an historic outbuilding that is used for off-season storage. Other facets of the project were rebuilding the roof on a 4’x5’x5’ shed, removal of a small tree and removal of overgrown vegetation in the project area.
Thanks to help from 14 other scouts, a total of 229 hours were donated to improve the WUMC grounds. Mark is especially thankful to Keith Sherrill of KB Sherrill Construction for excellence in excavating the path.
David Schulz is currently a senior at Westlake High School. During his 11 years in Scouts, David served in several leadership positions, including Den Chief, and earned 24 merit badges.
David’s Eagle Scout project involved the designing and building of a wooden aluminum can collection bin for Westlake Fire Station 1 as a part of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children program. The purpose was to replace the previous collection bin with a sturdier, more weather-resilient one.
From the planning and execution of the project, including the much-appreciated help of 8 other Scouts, a total of 119 hours were contributed.
David and Mark would also like to thank Troop 208 Scoutmaster Mike Rossander, the adult leaders and all of the adult volunteers for their support of the Troop.