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Scout suits up to work toward Eagle badge

Scout suits up to work toward Eagle badge

Jun 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer

Riverton High School sophomore Taylor DeVries suited up in navy blue coveralls as the scorching sun forced temperatures into the upper 90s Tuesday. DeVries is putting in 40 hours of community service to acquire his Eagle Scout ranking with Riverton Boy Scout Troop No. 376.

"It is a little hotter than I thought it would be before I volunteered to do this, but I am committed to getting the task finished," DeVries said.

DeVries is painting the wooden picnic shell at Sunset Park that was originally constructed by the Riverton Lions Club.

The City of Riverton purchased the paint and supplies for DeVries to paint the structure.

DeVries, who has been a Boy Scout since he was 11 years old, works to develop qualities such as responsibility, leadership, service and respect.

DeVries was accompanied by Boy Scouts Jayden Haslam and Brayden Draper who showed up to help their friend accomplish his goal.

"It is really hot, and this is going to take awhile to finish, but the finished project will be enjoyable for years to come," DeVries said.

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