Eagle Scout project to benefit bike path


By Dean Shipley - dshipley@civitasmedia.com



Life Scout Jakob Friend, 15, proposes his Eagle Scout community project to Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Park Board on Monday. His project would be to build a welcome area, with sheltered bench and signage, at the entrance to Madison County at the Clark County line.

Life Scout Jakob Friend, 15, proposes his Eagle Scout community project to Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Park Board on Monday. His project would be to build a welcome area, with sheltered bench and signage, at the entrance to Madison County at the Clark County line.


Dean Shipley | The Madison Press

An all-in-one table, bench with shelter is the style Eagle Scout candidate Jakob Friend is proposing for a welcome spot at the Madison county-Clark county line. Installing it near Neil Road will be his community project for his Eagle Scout rank.


Dean Shipley | The Madison Press

A Life Scout wants to earn his Eagle Scout rank by enhancing the bike trail in Madison County.

Jakob Friend, a 15-year-old sophomore at London High School, proposed to county commissioners and members of the Madison County Park Board a welcome bench and signage at the entrance to Madison County, from Clark County, in the area of Neil Road.

A member of Troop 104, Friend said it would be a free-standing wood structure, of dimensions approximately six feet by 12 feet with a roof over a bench/table combination. His rough estimate of the cost is $500.

Friend said he would raise funds, either in cash or donations of materials or equipment use, over the winter months and build it in the spring of 2016.

Friend said when he asked park board member Gene Pass about the idea, he liked it.

“I asked him to take it to the commissioners to have them approve it,” Pass said. “We’re (the park board) OK with it. I think we’ll be happy with it.”

Friend has 24 merit badges — the number required for Eagle Scout. Completing a community project is the final step to earning the Eagle Scout rank.

To make arrangements for donations, contact the Troop 104 Scoutmaster Shane Seidenstricker at 614-917-9837. Checks can be made to Troop 104.

Life Scout Jakob Friend, 15, proposes his Eagle Scout community project to Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Park Board on Monday. His project would be to build a welcome area, with sheltered bench and signage, at the entrance to Madison County at the Clark County line.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/11/web1_ScoutJakobFriend1.jpgLife Scout Jakob Friend, 15, proposes his Eagle Scout community project to Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Park Board on Monday. His project would be to build a welcome area, with sheltered bench and signage, at the entrance to Madison County at the Clark County line. Dean Shipley | The Madison Press

An all-in-one table, bench with shelter is the style Eagle Scout candidate Jakob Friend is proposing for a welcome spot at the Madison county-Clark county line. Installing it near Neil Road will be his community project for his Eagle Scout rank.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/11/web1_scout.depiction1.jpgAn all-in-one table, bench with shelter is the style Eagle Scout candidate Jakob Friend is proposing for a welcome spot at the Madison county-Clark county line. Installing it near Neil Road will be his community project for his Eagle Scout rank. Dean Shipley | The Madison Press

By Dean Shipley

dshipley@civitasmedia.com

Dean Shipley can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, on Facebook at Dean Shipley or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.

Dean Shipley can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, on Facebook at Dean Shipley or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.

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