NOTE: Fort Jennings Scout featured Aug. 19 in the Lima News & limaohio.com. Here is a brief look at the story. For full story CLICK HERE!
By Shannon Bohle, Aug. 19, 2022, Lima News & limaohio.com
FORT JENNINGS — Friday evening residents of Fort Jennings celebrated the Freedom Square project opening and the dedication of a Purple Heart Memorial, a monument dedicated to combat-wounded veterans, which resulted from the efforts of 15-year-old Braden Knippen.
The memorial is his capstone project to apply to become an Eagle Scout.
Situated near a 10-foot flagpole flying a 35-foot flag, the flag and Purple Heart Memorial are illuminated throughout the night. Located in Freedom Square, the 5-foot 2-inch memorial is made of slick, polished black granite. ...
Braden Knippen and the front of the Purple Heart Memorial.
Photo by Shannon Bohle | The Lima News
The front of the base contains the medallions for all the branches of the military with the words “Dedicated to our Veterans” in gold, hand-engraved lettering. On the reverse is the notation of the year of the dedication and that it is an “Eagle Scout Project” by “Braden Knippen.”
100th Eagle Scout honored by Troop 256
NOTE: Troop 256's Daniel Creeger was featured by the Bluffton Icon recently. Here is a brief look at the story. For full story CLICK HERE!
Posted by Paula Scott on September 13, 2022
On Sunday, September 11, 2022, Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 256 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Robert Creeger at the Beaverdam Church of Christ.
Attended by family, friends, and Scouts of all ages, the ceremony included a presentation of the Scout Oath and Scout Law, presentation of Parent Pins by Daniel, comments on Daniel’s experiences as a Scout by Mike Metzger, recognition by the Lima Elks Club and the Eagle Scout Charge conducted by all Eagle Scouts that were present.
From the left, are: Robin, Hannah, Daniel and Loren Creeger. (Bluffton Icon photo)
To see the entire feature on Daniel Creeger - CLICK HERE!
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