Austin Fasciana and Rudy Fink were awarded the highest rank in scouting – Eagle Scout – at ceremonies held at the Avon Lake American Legion Post 211 on Walker Road Sunday, Nov. 24.
Austin, a well-known member of Avon High’s cross country team and West Shore Conference champ, was commended by Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Kilgore for his abilities in earning more than 45 merit badges to go along with his Arrow of Light -Brotherhood, World Conservation and Eagle Leadership Summit Awards. Austin’s Eagle Project was the construction of four 4 x 2 foot elevated garden beds for the mobility-restricted residents of Meadow Vista Apartments in Avon Lake. Austin and team, with the help of an engineer, created a bed design that allows residents to both wheel under and reach over their gardens. A drainage system also prevents water from dripping on gardener’s legs.
Rudy was commended by Paul Guay Committee Chairman, for his 37 merit badges and Arrow of Light – Brotherhood and World Conservation Awards. Rudy designed and wrote brochures on park safety and nature in Avon Lake with the help of Parks and Rec Director Gary Gerrone. Rudy also designed and, with help of other scouts in Troop 338, constructed green brochure boxes on display in Avon Lake.
Troop 338 of Avon Lake has plenty to be proud of. Since 2009, this Troop has advanced four members to The Boys Scouts of America’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
Special recognition goes to Scoutmaster David Thum for his years of service to this troop. Congratulations to all!