Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Eagles and Other Honors for Scouts

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Eagles and Other Honors for Scouts

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Byline: Cindy Holifield & Sandy Strickland

Scouts are making news with three boys obtaining their Eagle Award, another one helping the Sulzbacher Center residents for his Eagle project and a Girl Scout cadette troop working toward its Gold Award.

- The girls of Cadette Troop 531, after earning their Bronze Award, began working on their next Leadership Award - the Silver Award. This is the highest award a cadette can earn.

The troop participants in this project were Courtney Bogani, Jennifer DiLoreto, Regan Foote, Stephanie Thompson and Mikayla Walburn.

The girls decided to make a Rolling Artwork Library Cart for Wolfson Children's Hospital. The objective is to have a rolling cart from which the children can choose a piece of artwork to hang in their rooms when they are admitted to the hospital.

The troop started collecting art in April and delivered the cart in May. The hospital's auxiliary will be carrying the project forward and keep donated art on the cart for the children. To donate a piece of art, email wchauxiliary@bmcjax.com.

- Christopher Dean Phillippi, 16, achieved the rank of Eagle on June 9. He is a member of Troop 101 at Christ's Church.

For his Eagle project, he installed the flagpole that stands in front of Christ's Church at 6045 Greenland Road. Christopher presented his project over the course of nine months to a variety of businesses and organizations to raise the $3,500 it took to buy the pole, cement foundation and two large night lights. He enlisted the support of his Scouting troop and completed the project on Veterans Day last year as a tribute to veterans.

Christopher, the son of Dean and Linda Phillippi of Mandarin, is a student at Wolfson High School.

- Kent Andrews Zeigler, 15, achieved the rank of Eagle on June 3. He is a member of Troop 522 at Ortega Methodist Church.

For his Eagle project, he repaired a flat roof at the Iglesia Presbyterian Church on Normandy Boulevard. The roof needed repairs in order to reopen a classroom. The task included coordinating with the pastor, raising the funds, meeting with professionals to make sure the work was done correctly and organizing help from the troop members and leaders. …

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