Prospective Eagle Scout candidate, John Johnston, had a big smile on his face as he was invited by friends, family, and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 1852 to ceremoniously drive in the last deck screw of his newly completed Eagle Scout project.
Working through the City of Sugar Land,17 year-old Johnston planned, funded, and supervised the construction of fifty feet of perimeter fencing to benefit Sugar Land Memorial Park.
Johnston had been making preparations to execute his Eagle Scout project for the last several months while
keeping up with his part-time job and workload as a junior at Clements High School. Today, all his efforts have paid off.
“John is an experienced leader,” said Scoutmaster Jeff Kesler. “He has served two consecutive terms as our troop’s Senior Patrol Leader, but today’s task will be the ultimate test of his leadership ability and project management skill.”
Johnston’s project took a total of 12 hours to complete from start-to-finish. It was accomplished with a good portion of donated materials and supplies, and many supportive volunteers who were excited to see Johnston succeed.
And, at day’s end, Kesler added, “John passed the test with flying colors.”