August 7, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Bailey Marshall, 15, of West Bend has been involved in Boy Scouts since fifth grade. He belongs to Troop 765 in Jackson.
Marshall currently has a Life rank and is working on his Eagle Scout Badge.
For the past month Marshall has been building tables, chairs and benches for the Washington County Humane Society’s new courtyard.
Importance of Scouts
It really helps me build my character and with public speaking. It’s teaching me how to be a man. Right now I’m working on a communication badge and in my troop I’ve made a lot of special bonds with people and they’ve been encouraging me to keep moving forward.
Washington County Humane Society is a great local organization
I’ve had pets from the Humane Society and when I found out they were building a new courtyard I went to talk to Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Jacklin and she wanted me to help with building tables, benches and chairs. I was totally onboard.
Details behind Eagle Scout project
I found designs for the 3 tables, 3 benches and 6 chairs online. I solicited donations from people in the community; both items and money and then I set a date to put it together. No one showed up but we got it done anyway with the help of my mom, dad, and step dad. We have a couple more chairs to build; it was rough but I loved doing it. The project will help me toward my Eagle Scout Badge and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I hope the Humane Society likes it too.
Marshall completed the project within the last week and Wednesday, Aug. 8 he will deliver the set to the Human Society on Highway 60.
On a side note: Marshall loves math and has his sights set on getting into the auto industry. He said he loves working with tools and hopes to be a mechanic. During his down time Marshall can be found on his scooter and doing flips on his backyard trampoline.