Boy Scout Provides Benches

Local Farmington Boy Scout Provides Benches at the Tiger Legacy & Learning Center
Posted on 07/07/2022
Local Farmington Boy Scout Provides Benches

The Tiger Legacy & Learning Center at 510 Walnut Street in historic downtown Farmington has received some great updating recently. Local Boy Scout Jonah Kragness found a way to enhance the outdoor area near the preschool playground and the sport court. Jonah presented an idea to place four benches outside west of the Tiger Legacy & Learning Center (TLLC) to Dan Miller, District 192 Building and Grounds Director and Bri Ostoff, Farmington Community Education Director. Once he received approval, he set to work planning the project, raising funds and finding sponsors to support this project. 

Jonah is a senior at Farmington High School and is in Troop 116. Jonah figures he spent about 20 hours planning, 24 hours constructing and had 18 volunteers (family, friends and troop members) providing 105 hours of labor and support. Jonah estimated the project took just over a year to coordinate, execute and finish. He has presented his report for Board review and looks forward to an Eagle Scout Ceremony this fall. When asked what he learned from this project, Jonah replied, “ I have a greater appreciation for all of the hard work and planning that is involved in a project and managing a team. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I am glad I got to experience it!”

The benches were placed on a concrete pad and provide a nice spot for visitors to view the sport court and the preschool play area. District #192 and Farmington Community Education are grateful that Jonah was willing to make this his Eagle Scout project and it has been a welcome addition to the public area outside of the TLLC. 

Jonah also wanted to make sure that the Farmington VFW, Trop 116, and Oelke Concrete were recognized for their contributions to this project. THANK YOU to all.

installing benches

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