Minden’s Keaton Hoffman Completes Eagle Scout Project
If you attended the Kearney County Fair this year, you probably noticed Keaton Hoffman’s completed Eagle Scout project – the brand new fairgrounds entrance sign. Hoffman, a junior at Minden High School, is pleased with the final outcome on the project. “I feel really accomplished. It feels good to say, ‘I did that’ .”
The large sign consists of a metal frame containing five panels with metal silhouettes in the form of people on each side of the sign. Hoffman started project last summer and completed it on July 1, just in time for this year’s county fair. “It felt really good to get it done. A lot of stress was lifted off my shoulders.”
The old fairgrounds sign that was replaced by Hoffman’s project was quite dilapidated. Hoffman knew that groups like 4-H were hoping it would be replaced. “I wanted to replace it with something really nice and large enough to see from the highway.”
The process for Hoffman’s Eagle Scout project started in June of 2012 when he sought approval from the District Boy Scout Board. Hoffman estimates that 900 hours were logged during the year-long process by the many people involved in the project. Organizing and leading all the different people who helped with the project was one of the more challenging parts for Hoffman.
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