Local Scout taking final steps to earning Eagle Scout

Alex Bland of Scout Troop 140 in Conshohocken was working towards completing his requirements for Eagle Scout on Saturday, April 27th. To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must plan, develop, and lead a service project that demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty.

Bland’s project is to better the community by making a bench and a lending library in the pocket park that is part of the Fritz Lodge property at East 12th Avenue and Fayette Street. Bland and his team of volunteers also were in the process of creating wooden award plaques for inside the lodge that will serve to display medals from the lodge’s past presidents. The medals range from modern day to the 1850s. The award plaques were created utilizing wood from a black maple that had been damaged in a storm. The tree is still living and sits on the property of the First Presbyterian Church in Flourtown.

Interested in being a Scout? There are a handful of local troops in the communities that comprise the Colonial School District. You can find details here. Scouts BSA is open to boys and girls, ages 11-17.