Nicholas Phillipps, a junior at Plumstead Christian School, has been involved with the Boy Scouts since he was in first grade.
“I am nearing the end of my Scouting journey and the last piece of the puzzle is to achieve the rank of Eagle,” he told the Herald.
To earn the rank of Eagle, Scouts are required to complete a service project that benefits the community. “For my project I chose to help my school by repairing the bleachers on the athletic fields. I play soccer, basketball, and baseball so choosing a project that supports the athletic department was a natural fit for me.
“I wanted to give back to the school and my coaches who have mentored me throughout my years on the field and court.
Phillipps is a member of Troop 27, Riegelsville. He said 19 members of the troop spent the afternoon volunteering to help complete the project. “We painted the bleachers and put them in beds of wood chips,” Phillipps said.