AUBURN, Mass. – Auburn student Samuel Butler, 16, recently completed an Eagle Scout community service project to help senior citizens.
Butler, a junior at Auburn High School, put about 135 hours into creating a new computer training classroom at the Senior Center.
Butler organized storage space and an attached garage, which were in disarray, according to his father, Joe. He put up shelves, painted the walls, redid the floor and put up valances on the windows. Butler raised about $400 to pay for plywood, paint and other supplies.
He has been involved in scouting since he was 6 and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 101. After completing this community service project at the Senior Center, Butler will soon ascend to the rank of Eagle Scout. Joe Butler, an assistant scout master of Troop 101, said his son already has 52 merit badges, including the 12 Eagle Scout required ones.
Butler plans to major in environmental science in college.
The troop has four Eagle Scouts this year, said George Fournier, scoutmaster of Troop 101. A ceremony for them will be held in the spring.
Also, Nicholas Keyes from Boy Scout Troop 53 has completed an Eagle Scout project on poison prevention and is distributing information throughout Auburn.
The information is not a solicitation but simply an informational packet. The Auburn Fire Department encourages all residents to take the time to read this important information.
Only 2 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in Boy Scouts.