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

Eric Donovan, Troop 1054, Peshtigo, WI, Northern Lites District
Tristan Laanait, Troop 801, Sheboygan, WI, Lakeshore District
Jonathan Scherschel, Troop 28, Clintonville, WI, Gathering Waters District

Eric Donovan, a member of Troop 1054, chartered by the Peshtigo Lions Club, completed his Eagle Board of Review on September 20, 2023.

For his project, he built four Aldo Leopold Benches for the Peshtigo Dog Park.

“I gave the park users a place to sit down while their dogs play,” he wrote.

Eric’s unit leaders are Keith Schroeder and Hank Johnston.

His Eagle Court of Honor is yet to be scheduled.

Tristan Laanait, a member of Troop 801, chartered by Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan, WI, completed his Eagle Board of Review on September 7, 2023.

His project, in his own words, “To earn my Eagle Scout Rank, I designed and built a rest stop along the Shoreland 400 Bike Trail, located in my hometown of Sheboygan, WI. From planning to planting, my project involved over a year of close collaboration with both Habitat for Humanity Lakeside and the City Government of Sheboygan. Additionally, I led volunteers from my Scout troop in excavating two areas in preparation for the construction of two concrete slabs, one for a city bench and the other, a bike rack, as well as the landscaping of a decorative garden between these areas. This was a great experience and provided me with first-hand experience in project planning and leadership, and I will always be thankful to Scouting for giving me this opportunity and to Habitat for Humanity and the City of Sheboygan for making my project possible!”

His unit leader is David Horner.

Tristan’s Eagle Court of Honor will be held this year.

Jonathan Scherschel, a member of Troop 28, chartered by Christus Lutheran Church of Clintonville, WI, completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 17, 2023.

For his Eagle Service Project: “I made a firepit for St. Rose Catholic Church here in Clintonville.  The firepit will be used for special masses and the youth groups. To build the firepit, I had to meet with and get the approval of Father Simon, and the church’s Building and Grounds Committee.  Next in the planning phase was to set the date, purchase the materials, picking up materials and get them to the site, and organize the help. The night before we built the firepit, we prepped the ground so that all we needed to do was lay the stones the next day. Prepping the ground including removing grass, weeds, excessive mulch, and leveling the ground. On Saturday, June 3, we started work at 8:00 AM with one Scout, one adult Scouter, and my parents. Over the course of the next three hours we laid, leveled, and glued the three layers of pavers, and inserted the metal fire ring. Around the outside of the pit we put down a two foot barrier of river rock.”

Jonathan’s unit leader is Bill Zeinert.

A date for his Eagle Court of Honor is yet to be scheduled.

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