Amissville resident Bryce Jones’ Eagle Scout project took four months, from fundraising to finishing touches — but the end result is a new outdoor picnic area for the Rappahannock Senior Center.
“An awesome young man” is what senior center manager Darcy Canton called Bryce, noting that he did “a fantastic job! And he’s not even 13 yet!”
Bryce and his helpers spread mulch, created a weed barrier, planted shrubs and stepping stones, cleaned and re-stained tables and raised enough money to buy two new tables made from 100-percent recycled materials. The Rappahannock Lions contributed $600 to the effort, the Amissville Ruritans and Rappahannock Garden Club $300 each. The stepping stones were donated by Rankins Hardware.
“I would like to thank all the Scouts in Troop 36 who have been helpful not only with this project, but in my scouting venture,” Bryce wrote, thanking as well the leaders “who have supported me along my journey,” including Scoutmaster Roger Pierson, Unit Advancement Coordinator (and Eagle Advisor) Mrs. William F. “Yogi” Bear, Unit Committee Chair Walter G. Longyear, the senior center’s Canton and the Shenandoah Area Council.