Gasseling Improves Baseball Dugout To Earn Eagle Scout Rank

Thanks to Minden High School sophomore Andrew Gasseling, baseball players using the field at Jaycee Park don’t have to worry about muddy shoes and splinters any longer. Gasseling, a Boy Scout in Troop 444, installed pavement and new benches in the dugouts at the baseball field for his Eagle Scout project.
It wasn’t difficult for Gasseling to decide that he wanted to improve the facilities at the ballpark for his Eagle Scout project. He had personal memories of trying to stay out of the mud and getting splinters from the old wooden benches in the dugout while playing baseball there.
He started his project in October of 2012 by approaching Minden’s City Council with his idea. That first step wasn’t easy for Gasseling. “I was really nervous because I don’t like public speaking,” he said. His mother, Julienne Gasseling, said that adding to his nervousness was the fact that about ten or more upperclassmen from the High School were also at the Council meeting that night as a class requirement.

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