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Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project
Garrett Fish went to work on the grounds of the Effingham County Animal Shelter for his Eagle Scout project. - photo by Photo provided

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

The Eagle Scout leadership project requires the Life scout to plan, develop, and lead the entire project. It also provides the opportunity for scouts to serve others and also represents the spirit of caring and giving back to the community. The service project is one of the last milestones on his journey to Eagle Scout.

The task provided a safety barrier by planting shrubs along a fence line to protect the dogs and visitors and additional planting on the grounds for beatification to the property, the remaining funds will be provided to the animal shelter to purchase an additional boarding cage.

The Boy Scouts of America instills ethics, values, service to community with hands on development of leadership accomplishments. Serving others by doing good turns daily helps them build character.  One of the three main principles of Scouting is “Duty to God” which is part of Scouting’s foundation that goes back over 100 years.

Guyton BSA Troop 691 has a dedicated scout building at Zion Lutheran Church. The troop is boy lead and each meeting starts off with posting colors and pledging allegiance to our nation’s flag. The scout law, the scout oath and a prayer are always spoken before each meeting.

Fish said he was very pleased with the turn out and the support that he had from 15 volunteers that put in 90 hours of work.

In addition to the volunteers and those who supported his fund raising, recognition for supporting the project: Lorna Shelton, director, Effingham County Animal Shelter; Russell Sowers, owner, Ebenezer Rose and Garden Nursery; Casey Johnson, arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts Company; Rincon Lowe’s; and Billy Alford, owner, 21 Rental Center.