Friday, January 21, 2022

Gazebo at Veterans: One Scout’s Project



The highest level a scout can reach is Eagle Scout. It’s a rite of passage only a handful of scouts achieve. One requirement is to complete a community-oriented project. It must be planned and designed and submitted for approval to the District Eagle Scout Board of Review. Such was the case when Bradley Chute presented plans to Bryan Milk, Community Development Director, for a covered gazebo at Veterans Park. The plans were submitted and unanimously approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

CBN_B9-4As shown, the gazebo will be a 12 ft x 12 ft open sided wood structure anchored on concrete slab. Construction will begin at the end of April



when the Farmer’s Market has ended. The project should take about two to three weeks to complete.

The idea is to provide a covered area in case of inclement weather or shade from the sun, but it will also serve as a place for the City of Marco to post items in an enclosed area. The logistics of the project works as follows: anyone on the island requesting a “Special Events Permit” can request from the City of Marco Special Events Committee to have their information placed on the bulletin board. Parks and Recreation will maintain the boards and update as needed.

Bradley is looking for sponsors for materials and manpower. A plaque is being provided by Golden Gate Trophy to dedicate the building to the City of Marco Island/Parks and Recreation Department to recognize the city and other sponsors. Another plaque is being prepared to honor all the Scouts from Marco, BSA Troop 234 who have earned the Rank of Eagle. The list of names goes all the way back to 1987.

Bradley is looking for additional sponsors. If you wish to donate to the project, please contact Jim and Linda Chute.


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