Eagle Scout project spruces up dugouts

Volunteers spruce up the Husky Field dugouts. The Eagle Scout project was completed in August.

Story and photos by Scoutmaster John D. Johnson
Troop 154, Kelley Barracks

Kelley Barracks Boy Scout Troop 154 cleaned, repaired and repainted the six baseball and softball dugouts on Husky Field, Aug. 8­–10.

Working with the USAG-Stuttgart’s Child and Youth Services, Jacob Johnson, an incoming freshman at Stuttgart High School and a Life Scout in Troop 154, led the effort. It was Johnson’s Eagle Scout Service Project.

“I hope the freshly painted dugouts make the fields better for CYS players, the high school teams, and the entire community,” Johnson said.

Scout Jacob Johnson, fourth from left in the yellow shirt, poses with some of his volunteer team at one of the Husky Field dugouts.

The purpose of the Boy Scout Eagle Service Project is to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or your community. Johnson chose to repaint the dugouts on Husky Field, in part, because he played CYS baseball on Husky Field for the past two years. Additionally, he has watched his two sisters, Rachel and Rebekah (sophomore and senior at SHS) play high school softball on the fields for the past three years.

He was assisted by 20 fellow Scouts, plus friends and family members who volunteered to support the project. In total, the dugout project took 164.5 man-hours to complete.

(Editor’s note: The author, in addition to being Scoutmaster for Troop 154, is the Inspector General with U.S. European Command.)