Eagle Scout project
Brody Zocher, a member of Boy Scout Troop 503, recently completed his Eagle Scout project by coordinating the construction of a fence around the garden at Washington Elementary School.
The school’s garden is planted and tended by students and their families as an educational project. Over the past three years, the fruits of their labor have been eaten by uninvited guests.
“About July, the deer eat everything that we worked so hard to grow,” said Washington teacher Kristen Novitch, who heads the garden project.
In looking to complete his community service project, part of the Eagle Scout requirements, Brody volunteered to lead the effort to fence in the garden and keep the animals out. With help from his father and fellow Troop 503 scouts, Brody completed the fencing project over the course of two weekends.
At the end of the school year, Brody was recognized with a thank-you note from the students and a certificate of appreciation from the school.
Brody will be in ninth grade this fall and plans to have all of his Eagle Scout requirements completed within the next year. He is the son of Michael and Angie Zocher, Merrill.