By Baxter Colburn
A local Boy Scout will soon join the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America elite. 14-year old Thomas Benzshawel is months away from becoming an Eagle Scout, a feat that only an incredibly small portion of those who join Boy Scouts ever achieve. As part of his progression to Eagle Benzshawel must complete the project phase. His project, planting trees and building benches at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Benzshawel says this project holds important significance for developing future leaders.
Once Benzshawel completes planting six trees and building two benches he will have only have to arrange his Eagle Court of Honor. The ceremony where Benzshawel can officially become an Eagle Scout. Over the summer Benzshawel also completed the final steps of acquiring all the needed merit badges to become an Eagle Scout. If all goes according to plan, Benzshawel predicts that he will become an Eagle Scout by early December.