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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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St. Patrick Parish Scouts earn Eagle rank; service projects benefitted Catholic agencies

the Inland Register

(From the February 19, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

Jesse (left) and John Becker recently completed volunteer work for Catholic entities, en route to earning their Eagle Scout awards. (IR photo courtesy of Mark Becker)

John and Jesse Becker both received their Eagle Scout award, the highest honor in Scouting, on Nov. 18. The two are members of Scout Troop 258 at St. Patrick Parish, Spokane.

John is a 16-year-old junior at Riverpoint Academy in Mead, Wash. John’s project was completed at the Catholic Charities Community Warehouse. He raised money, bought tools, and wrote a service manual so workers going through the warehouse program could have the right tools and material to learn valuable marketable skills and get back into the workplace. John continues with service work and he has just completed a sign for the Spokane House of Charity that will be installed by the end of January.

Jesse is a 14-year-old freshman at Mt. Spokane High School. Jesse was a greenhouse manager at West Valley’s City School in 7th grade and wanted to give people the opportunity to see plants grow and to eat healthy, homegrown food.

Jesse’s project was at Catholic Charities’ Fahy Garden Apartments. Jesse met with the property manager for a plan to construct eight raised garden beds so that the residents in wheelchairs would have a place to raise flowers and food. Jesse and other members of Troop 258 spent many hours planning, constructing, staining, and finally installing the beds.

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