Thursday, May 26, 2016

Village Recognizes Eagle Scout for Eagle Scout Project at Josten Park

Justin Pigg, Eagle Scout from Troop 1173, was honored at the May 27, 2016 board meeting for his exemplary work on his Eagle Scout Project completed in October, 2015 at Josten Park.  Justin put in over 60 hours of pre-project construction work, which included planning, meeting with Village staff, paperwork and solicitation and coordination of resources.  Total volunteer hours, including project planning and presentation, was over 130 hours.  Approximately 13-15 volunteers consisting of troop members, family members, a Village staff supervisor and Village staff volunteers worked for 6 hours on a cold, wet, rainy Saturday in October at Josten Park.

The cost of the project was about $300, which included food for the volunteers and all supplies.  Plants and rocks were donated by community members, and the tarp was purchased through monies Justin had fund raised for during the past 4 years through Boy Scout popcorn sales.  Justin worked with Doug Tenor, Parks Foreman and Village Forester for the idea for the project.  Amphibian bonds represent a significant breeding, rearing and wintering habitat for amphibians.  They also provide great educational opportunities for children and adults alike. 

The Village is very grateful for the time, effort, and money spent to add this unique amenity to Josten Park.