Trinity senior John Fernandez, of Troop # 325 at Our Lady of Lourdes, earned his Eagle Scout by organizing the removal of a dilapidated wooden bridge which connected a busy section of the parking lot to the tennis courts and walking trails of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Once removed, the old bridge’s remnants were properly disposed of, and the construction of a new, sturdier bridge, commenced. John oversaw several phases of the project, including planning, fundraising, purchasing, constructing, and beautifying the site. Once the installation was complete, the new bridge was stained and waterproofed to serve the people of the community for decades to come.
According to John, Eagle Scout has been a dream of his since he first joined Boy Scouts.
“Ever since I joined Boy Scouts, it had been my goal to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Earning this rank made me immensely proud. I chose this project because I knew it was a challenge that would enhance my leadership and management skills, as well as foster a sense of satisfaction and achievement. The construction of the new bridge was meant to provide for public safety, as the old one was a potential hazard, and stand the test of time.”
Way to go, John!