Cridersville student works toward Eagle Scout award

With his 18th birthday a little over a month away, Wapakoneta High School junior, Lucas Lightle plans to have his Eagle Scout volunteer project completed by the end of March.

Lightle explained that you have to get your Eagle Scout before you turn 18, but there is a bit of leeway with paperwork.

“I turn 18 on April 24,” Lightle said. “I’l be finishing my project by the end of the month, and you send your paperwork in and that could take three months, but they give you three months after you turn 18 to send in your paperwork.”

Knowing he wanted to do something to help his church, Cridersville United Methodist, Lightle approached his youth leaders to see if they needed anything, or anything they wanted for the youth groups.

The youth leaders said there was no place to serve food and to sit down and eat, so Lightle came up with the idea to create a food bar in an “L” shape, higher off the ground with barstools to have a place to sit.

So far his Eagle Scout project has taught him how to be a better leader, how to set priorities better and how to manage works in an effective way.

For the full story, see the Monday, March 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.