Minden’s Youngest Eagle Scout, Tyler Lantis, Constructs New Jaycee Park Batting Cage

Jaycee Park had been in need of a new batting cage when Tyler Lantis, 13, got the idea to build one as his Eagle Scout Service Project.
“We would spend half of practice chasing balls.” Lantis said. The old net had deteriorated to the point of allowing batted balls through, endangering those nearby.
Lantis first had the idea “a year or so ago” as he was racking up merit badges as a Boy Scout (of which he now has 56) on his way to Eagle Scout.
According to the website for Boy Scouts Of America (BSA) “The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or qualified Venturer in the Boy Scouts of America  to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part. The project must benefit an organization other than the BSA, but it cannot be performed for an individual or a business, be solely a fundraising project, or be commercial in nature.”
A written plan must be submitted and be approved by the benefiting group, the Scout Leader, the unit committee, and a district representative, before work on the project can begin.
Lantis received approval from the BSA, then from Minden’s Parks and Recreation, who also agreed to fund half of the project, if he could raise the other half.

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