MICKLETON — COVID-19 slowed down a lot of activities this year, but Mickleton’s Carston Maher of Boy Scout Troop 7059 was able to reach a major milestone by completing his Eagle Scout project this summer.
Carston, with support of his Troop and family and friends, worked hard to beautify the 911 Memorial walking path at Chestnut Branch Park in Mantua. They clearly marked the trail with an entrance and exit and placed marking posts along the path to commemorate the heroes lost and to remind walkers of the sacrifices made on a day we shall never forget.
Because the work at the park took several weekends to complete, the Troop saw first hand how many local residents enjoy this walking path. They heard from many how appreciative they were of the work of beatifying the trail. Carston is proud to have his Eagle Scout project be part of the Chestnut Branch Park 911 Memorial.
Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is significant. It requires hard work, dedication, and leadership skills. Carston was recognized by many of the businesses who supported his project for his ownership and accountability for leading and completing this project.
Only about 4 percent of Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Carston is proud to join his fellow Eagle Scouts from Troop 7059 in achieving this rank.
Carston would like to thank Mantua Township and, particularly, Mr. Pine, Rock Products, Home Depot of Mantua, and I Signs of Mickleton for supporting him and his project.