Becoming an Eagle Scout is no easy task, in fact only 5 percent of all scouts ever reach the rank. The Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills before his eighteenth birthday.
Part of becoming an Eagle Scout is completing an Eagle Scout Service Project. The project provides an opportunity for the Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part.
Scout Collin Finn, of Troop 12, dedicated his Eagle Project to the restoration of two rooms within the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene, 3962 Rhodes Ave.
“I wanted to do something that would benefit the congregation of my church, and I knew there were rooms that needed repaired,” said Scout, Collin Finn.
Finn, along with volunteers, worked to put up new drywall on the ceiling, new crown molding and other renovations.
“One room is already in use and the prayer group that uses it loved the new look that matches the rest of the church,” said Finn. “The other room is awaiting furniture and new carpet, and then it will be ready for use. The dry-walling was much more difficult than I expected it to be, but I had adults help with that, and turned out well.”
Finn is a student at Portsmouth High School and plans to major in Political Science after high school.
“I would like to thank my dad (Mike Finn), my grandparents, and assistant scoutmaster Jim Schwamberger for all of the help,” said Finn. “I’d also like to thank all of the other scouts in my Troop for all of the help.”
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