Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop line 6,000 American flags along Schertz Parkway
SCHERTZ, Texas – Nearly 6,000 American flags now line Schertz Parkway thanks to one local Eagle Scout who is determined to show off his patriotic spirit. Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Dorsey, with the help of Schertz Boy Scout Troop 51, lined both sides of a 2.5-mile stretch of the parkway Friday morning. Their efforts are part of a new program called Project Flagline, which is meant to lift spirits after the cancellation of the City of Schertz Independence Day Parade and Jubilee. A group of about 40 volunteers consisting of adults and children also lent a hand in the effort on Friday. RELATED: City of Schertz cancels 45th Annual 4th of July Jubilee
Bexar's Eye: Eagle Scout Projects Enhance Trails Along Leon Creek
When Ruben RJ Flores officially became an Eagle Scout, his family decided to go all out on commemorative merchandise. To celebrate Flores achieving the Boys Scouts highest honor ahead of his 18th birthday, the family bought Eagle Scout hats, Eagle Scout keychains, Eagle Scout T-shirts, even Eagle Scout stickers for their trucks, said Flores father, also named Ruben. Flores Eagle Scout project involved building improvements on a 0.3-mile stretch of track known as Poison Spider Trail. Getting your Eagle Scout rank is not easy, Crockett said. Josh Greene, 36, a former Eagle Scout who now volunteers with Troop 940, said the Eagle Scout process helps acquaint young men with all the hassles of bureaucracy, an important part of learning how to get things done in the adult world.therivardreport.com
Life after graduation for students with disabilities in New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - This school year at New Braunfels Independent School District, high school graduates with disabilities will be able to return to their alma mater to develop life skills. New Braunfels ISD is opening the doors to a center named the Gateway Transition Program for students ages 18 to 22. Since graduating from high school two years ago, Lauren Louden, 20, had been part of a similar transition program with a nearby district. Catherine Archer, Assistant Director of Special Education at New Braunfels ISD, is excited her students will not have to travel far to experience what its like to live and work independently. Although still in its beginning stages, Archer said the space for the Gateway Transition Program is a reflection of the communitys support to make the program feel more like home.
Boy Scout with nonverbal autism earns highest rank
Timmy Hargate, 21, who has nonverbal autism, joined Boy Scout Troop 461 in Highland Heights, Ohio, when he was 11. He was determined to become an Eagle Scout, and after about nine years of hard work, he finally achieved that goal in December. "It was extremely difficult [for him to become an Eagle Scout] because he couldn't do it in a typical way most kids can." Although most scouts must complete Eagle requirements before 18, Boy Scouts allows exceptions for advancement for those with special needs. "I think becoming an Eagle Scout would be hard for anybody, and to see what he has done is just amazing," Mason said.