According to Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. Since 1911, the Eagle Scout Rank has been earned by more than 2 million scouts. The title “Eagle Scout” is for life, “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle,” and on April 30th, Scout Nelson Senn will complete his project to join this elite rank.
The final touches for the Leadership Greer, Class 36 “Nourishing Neighbors” project will be finalized with hammers, nails, screws, paint, and sweat. Nelson and his troop, Troop 260, will install and paint an 8 foot fence to enclose the new 8’x8’ walk-in cooler for Greer Relief. The troop worked to clear out the current fence, shrubs, and debris on April 2nd giving the space a clean slate for the concrete slab and electric cables to be installed. When asked why he chose this project Nelson remarked, “I am very excited to work on my Eagle Project at Greer Relief. I have volunteered here numerous times and it is a great organization.”
“Nelson has been involved with Greer Relief for most of his life,” stated Caroline T. Robertson, Greer Relief Executive Director. “His father, Mike Senn, served on our Board of Directors when Nelson was in elementary school. He would attend meetings with his dad. He even wrote a letter about service and included his time serving ‘on the Greer Relief Board’. Several of his family members have served on the Board. Currently his grandfather, Keith Smith, is a board member and instrumental in the design and installation of the fence.”
Nelson has raised over $2000 but is still $1250 away from raising the $3325 needed to pay for the project. Labor will be provided by local supporters and Boy Scout Troop 260. All funds are collected by Greer Relief and any unused funds will remain with Greer Relief to help neighbors in need. Checks and on-line donations are accepted. All donations are tax deductible. www.greerrelief.org/donate
Pictured below is Scout Nelson Senn in front of the future home of the Nourishing Neighbors walk-in cooler. (April 19, 2016 – Greer, SC)