5 new Eagle Scouts inducted in Roswell, Johns Creek troops

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. – At the Aug. 23 Board of Review, the Boy Scouts below completed their requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout:

• Jonmarc Washington, Johns Creek, Troop 206. Washington wanted to give back to his elementary school, Abbotts Hill. There was an existing outdoor classroom that was in disrepair. The paint on the benches was peeling and the teachers did not have an area. His Eagle project provided refurbished benches, a table and restored the pathway to the classroom.

• Justin Lamar Hale, Johns Creek, Troop 206. For his Eagle project, Hale led a group of Scouts to replace worn, old benches at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. The dangerous, splintered benches were removed, disposed of and replaced with new ones of pressure treated wood, providing a much more enjoyable area for visitors to the preserve.

• Benjamin William Bierbaum Jr., Roswell, Troop 629. The outdoor instructional area at the Chattahoochee Nature Center was in need of repair. Bierbaum led a group of Scouts and volunteers to reconstruct the benches and a picnic table. The area was cleaned up along with new landscaping and a set of steps was added to make the area more usable and enjoyable.

• Joseph Thomas Arlotto, Roswell, Troop 623. St. Andrew’s Church benefited from Arlotto’s Eagle project. The outside prayer garden was overgrown and the pavement was cracked. The area was no longer attractive and the parishioners did not visit. With his crew, the pavement was resurfaced, several large tree stumps were removed, the old plants were replanted and new plants were added. The garden is once again an asset to the congregation.

• Alexander Isaac Leach, Roswell, Troop 623. Leach recognized that an outdoor social area was needed at St. Andrew’s Church. In an under-used area on the church property, he led a group in building a fire pit and benches. The congregation and youth groups have a nice area for socializing and community events.

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