A local teen recently built and installed new benches and tables at the Fallsville Wildlife Area archery range, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The upgrades to the range were completed by Eagle Scout candidate Clayton Snavely along with his troop and their families. Construction supplies were provided by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for Snavely to design, build and install three ADA compliant tables and benches. These additions will give shooters an area to place archery equipment and seating for shooters as well as observers. The troop also stretched and tightened the existing burlap targets. Additionally the flower beds were weeded and the split rail fence straightened. The troop finished by installing new bird houses on the split rail fence along the parking lot area.
Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earns the Eagle Scout rank. This represents more than two million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required to advance through the rank from Scout rank, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and finally Eagle. To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests organized by requirements and merit badges.
Snavely a member of Boy Scout Troop 6062 is the son of Rob and Lindsay Snavely. His Scout Master is Kevin Jensen. Snavely is a student at Hillsboro High School and will attend Laurel Oaks in the fall.
Visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website at wildohio.gov to learn more about shooting ranges in Ohio. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, visit http://www.scouting.org/.
Submitted by Kathy Garza- Behr, ODNR Division of Wildlife.