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Scouts earn Eagles

Lenexa Scouts earn Eagles

LENEXA — Three members of Holy Trinity Boy Scout Troop No. 181 here have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement award in the Boy Scouts.

Corey Dean planted more than 2,000 native grass plants to help prevent the destruction of the stream bank due to erosion for the city of Olathe at Arrowhead Park.

Ben Loughman built a bench and landscaped and repaved an area in the Holy Trinity School parking lot to enhance the recess area for teachers and students.

Jonathan Smith salvaged and rebuilt an enclosing fence for the antiques section of Catholic Charities TurnStyles Thrift Store in Overland Park.

Horton Scout earns Eagle

HORTON — Melbien Anthony Cipat Tinio, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 112 and a parishioner at St. Leo here, has received the Eagle Scout Award. Tinio designed and built a flagpole at the Horton Soccer Fields for his Eagle project.

Leawood Scouts earn Eagles

LEAWOOD — Justin Sinclair, Mike Barber, and Ryan Kelly, members of Boy Scout Troop No. 333 and St. Michael the Archangel Parish here, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Sinclair’s service project involved several remodeling and construction projects for The Bridge Home in Kansas City, Mo.

Barber’s service project was the construction and mounting of 24 wren/chickadee nesting boxes, as part of a conservation project at Ironwood Park in Leawood.

Kelly ’s service project, also at Ironwood Park, included the construction and mounting of bat houses and moving a bat population away from the climbing towers within the park.

Eagle Scouts rank given to five from Troop No. 71

SENECA — Five Boy Scouts have received the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout award. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held July 6 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church here, with Father Michael Koller, officiating.

The five Eagle Scouts are: Andrew Lohmann, Jared Nolte, Tyler Shinn, Zachary Wassenberg, and Eric Zinke.

Each boy was responsible for a community project that he would plan, budget and complete as the final step toward the Eagle Scout rank. These projects included: playground equipment at Life Care Center by Eric Zinke; the Marian Shrine arbor at Sts. Peter and Paul Church by Tyler Shinn; landscaping along the junior high building at Sts. Peter and Paul School by Andrew Lohmann; a target building at the shooting range at the Seneca Airport by Jared Nolte; and bluebird houses and landscaping at Crestview Manor by Zachary Wassenberg.

Curé has three new Eagles

LEAWOOD — Boy Scout Troop No. 395 announced three new Eagle Scouts: Albert Selanders, Robert DeCoursey and Richard Rodriguez. All are members of Curé of Ars Parish here and received their awards in a ceremony on June 8.

Selanders’ Eagle project was building 300 reusable crosses for Curé of Ars Parish. The crosses are displayed in front of the church for pro-life week.

DeCoursey’s Eagle project wasto build five bat boxes and hang them in the trees at Ironwoods Park in Leawood. The boxes provide a habitat for bats which help to control the insects at the park. Rodriguez’s Eagle project was to improve the entrance at the Tony Aguirre Community Center on the west side of downtown Kansas City, Mo. It included planting bushes in a barren planting area, installing potted evergreens on the sidewalk and installing a 25-foot commercial flag pole and American flag

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