Eagle Scout Project Benefits, Beautifies Parish Grounds

SS. Isidore and Maria Parish is the beneficiary of the leadership skills and hard work of a newly-minted Eagle Scout!

Parishioner Joseph Hart led a team of fellow scouts and other volunteers in building and installing three new benches on the parish’s St. Paul Church campus. Two of the benches are located near the Ten Commandments stone on the church’s north side. The third is located near the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary between the church building and Main Street.

In addition to the benches, Joseph led his team in releveling the walkway in front of statue, and mulching around it, with additional mulching completed around the nearby tree.

“Joe’s vision and hard work have provided new places for both parishioners and visitors to take a moment to rest and contemplate the beauty of God’s creation,” said Rev. Mark S. Suslenko, Pastor, SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. “We thank Joe and his team for their efforts on behalf of our parish community.”

Created in 1912, Eagle Scout is the highest rank of the Scouts BSA (formerly Boys Scouts of America). To achieve this rank, an Eagle Scout applicant must amass ​​21 or more badges, create and complete an Eagle project, write several essays, request five (5) recommendation letters, compile an application binder, and undergo an Eagle board of review before their application is approved at the national level.

“It was an honor and privilege to be able to do my Eagle project for…my entire church family,” said Joseph.