Rogers Youth Works Toward Eagle Scout with Picnic Table Project for CROSS
After six months of project leadership and work, Rogers Boy Scout Jake Ryan donated three handmade picnic tables to CROSS in April.
Jake, a 10th grader at Rogers High School, is on his way toward becoming an Eagle Scout and decided to choose CROSS for his project.
“I’ve volunteered here [CROSS] a few times and thought it would be a great way to help,” Jake said.
“We had picnic tables on our ‘wish list’ for volunteers and groups to use for relaxing outside during the warmer months,” CROSS Volunteer and Community Outreach Director Stephanie Lehman said. “We were so excited when Jake was approved to do this for his Eagle Scout project!”
The project started with research, determining how to create the tables, and coordinating creation of the tables. Part of his process included a presentation for the Rogers Lions, which funded the project.
“It’s about showing leadership,” Assistant Scoutmaster and mother Julie Ryan said. “It was a great learning experience. I’m pretty proud of him!”
Although the picnic tables have been completed, Jake is continuing on his journey to become an Eagle Scout as he finishes the approval process. Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in boy scouting, according to the Boy Scouts of America.
“We are fortunate Jake picked CROSS for his Eagle Scout project,” Lehman said, “and what a great youth leader of our community to work with!”
Located in Rogers, CROSS is a non-profit organization serving families and individuals living in Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin (West), Corcoran, and Dayton. For more information, visit CROSSservices.org or call 763-425-1050.