September 21st, 2009
The Eagle project is possibly the toughest requirement to obtain the rank of Eagle, on the account of having to direct a large group of people in a decent sized project. For my Eagle project, I provided leadership in mulching and weeding the playground at the Wyomissing First Church of the Brethren. We obtained the mulch from the Wyomissing Borough, and used a dump truck and trailer to get it there. I directed people in straightening the landscaping ties as well. We also made a garden for the peace pole. Then I planted plants and a tree in this garden. Some of the youth participated by making stepping stones to place in the garden.
I selected the following languages and stated the reasons as follows in the ceremony:
German because the Brethren originated in Germany.
Hebrew because of our roots in the Bible and our relationship with the Temple next door that allowed us to worship there during our rebuilding process.
Spanish due to the large number of Spanish speaking people in out community
English because we live in America and it makes sense!
I held a dedication ceremony for the Peace Pole on September 21st, 2009, which was the International Day of Prayer for Peace. It included many people of different faiths from the community, and was on the news. The best thing about my project was probably getting to lead others in a project that would help the community and the church in many ways.
By, Dylan Kaucher, Boy Scout Troop 538, Alsace Township, Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, 2200 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-USA