Seventeen-year-old Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Boy Scout Troop 560, Colton Robinson, was awarded Eagle Scout honors this month. Colton is the son of Scott and Amy Robinson. The scout was looking for an Eagle Scout Project when a friend, who attends Lyons High School, suggested he contact the school and see about providing some much needed repairs to the Lyons athletic facilities. Robinson met with the Principal and worked out the details.
The project consisted of repairing broken bleachers and benches. This entailed power washing, sanding, treating, and painting the spectator bleachers and dugout benches at the baseball field. The project ran into a few problems because of water issues with the power washing, and the need for a portable generator to be brought in for the power equipment. But the lad persevered, and after 27 hours of planning, 118 man hours of washing, scraping, sanding, and painting, plus another 11 hours for write up and portfolio, Robinson and his team, which consisted of nearly 30 helpers over the course of the project, presented Lyons High with a sharp looking facility in the Lions’ colors of royal blue and black. Officials from the school felt it was a job well done!