Join us in congratulating these recent Bay-Lakes Council Eagle Scouts:

Isaac Berken, Troop 77, Appleton, WI, Gathering Waters District
Dylan Bodway, Troop 44, Kimberly, WI, Gathering Waters District
James Dellisse, Troop 1054, Peshtigo, WI, Northern Lites District
Kate Hutchinson, Troop, 177, Greenville, WI, Gathering Waters District
Zachary Zaleski, Troop 830, Cedarburg, WI, Kettle Country District

Isaac Berken is a member of Troop 73 chartered by First English Lutheran Church of Appleton, WI.

He completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 17, 2023.

Isaac’s Eagle project, in his own words:

“My project was to create a gravel path through a forested area at my local church, St. Thomas More. The path has the 14 Stations of the Cross installed on wooden posts throughout the path. The Stations of the Cross are a prayerful way to meditate on Jesus’s death. The path was constructed through the use of volunteers clearing the forest for a path, and then duly compacted gravel on top. 14 holes were dug by volunteers with post-hole diggers, and then we installed the posts on which the Stations rested with concrete. The actual Stations consist of a wooden base and a painting within, all weather-proof. I purchased them from a place in Ohio. The path was constructed to act as a new and natural setting for St. Thomas More parishioners as well as the greater Appleton community to meditate on the Stations of the Cross.”

Isaac’s unit leader is Dan Skrypczak.

His Eagle Court of Honor was on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

Dylan Bodway is a member of Troop 44 chartered by Kimberly (WI) Recreation Association.

He completed his Eagle Board of Review on July 20, 2023.

His Eagle Scout project benefits the Village of Harrison. Dylan chose to build a wood shed for the Fox Cities Festival of Lights Inc. It sponsors the free annual holiday event at the Darboy Community Park; it begins Nov 24. and runs through Christmas week.

He wrote: “The local community provided above and beyond the needed donations. I had help from my troop, my family, especially my grandfather, and a lot of support from the community members and community businesses.”

Dylan’s unit leader is Brian Fairchild.

His Eagle Court of Honor was held August 13, 2023.

James Dellisse is a member of Troop 1054 chartered by the Lions Club of Peshtigo, WI.

He completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 8, 2023.

In his own words, James’ Eagle project:

“My project was a lifejacket loaner station through the Kids Don’t Float program. These stations allow free use of any sized lifejacket when one may be needed. When done using the lifejacket, users can hang them on the hooks for drying. Many former Eagle Scouts in my troop have also built one of these, so I was already pretty familiar with them. I worked with Marinette County in terms of planning location and dates for my project. The DNR graciously donated me all of the needed lifejackets which greatly reduced my costs. The rest of the money was raised via donations from friends and family. I had a lot of help on this project. I had family friends, and troop members over often to help me build this station. After about 200 hours of work, we were able to deploy this station at the Little River Boat Launch located on Shore Drive in the Marinette/Peshtigo area.”

James’s unit leader is Keith Schroeder.

An October 2023 date for his Eagle Court of Honor is planned.

Kate Hutchinson is a member of Troop 177,chartered by AMVETS Post 30 in Greenville. WI.

She completed her Eagle Board of Review on August 17, 2023.

In her own words, Kate said this about her project:

“For my Eagle Project, I created a native seed library and an advocacy campaign titled Grow Native Greenville. Located at the popular Jennerjohn Park, the native seed library offers 6 free native plant varieties to the community of Greenville to build native plant biodiversity in the surrounding areas. The Grow Native Greenville advocacy campaign, centered on Instagram and Facebook, was created to bring awareness to the benefits of native plants, biodiversity, and pollinators. The project has provided Greenville residents the opportunity to support native species by growing a habitat in their backyard.”

Kate’s unit leader is Leah Schwarz.

An Eagle Court of Honor is anticipated in December 2023.

Zachary Zaleski is a member of Troop 830 chartered by the Cedarburg (WI) Lions Club.

He completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 31, 2023.

For his Eagle Service Project:

“This Kiosk was built for a local Middle School that had a need to post information for their outdoor wooded area. The wooded area is used by Science classes, a Green team club and for anyone who would like to visit. The Kiosk has tempered, sliding glass doors which allows the school to change information. There were around 18 people involved, we met at 5 different times and it took around 138 hours. Our local building supply was very helpful in getting us discounts. I was able to fundraise all the money, $1133.16, through Scout fundraising events. My leaders were very helpful in helping design and teaching me how to build.”

Zachary’s unit leader is Evan Bray.

An Eagle Court of Honor will be scheduled.

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