by Dennis Dalman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Logan Payne is about to roll up his sleeves and launch into his Eagle Scout project that will benefit the City of Sartell.
Logan, the son of Sandy and Troy Payne, is a scout in Pack 211 and an eighth-grader at Sartell Middle School.
At the March 11 Sartell City Council meeting, Payne addressed the council and used a power-point presentation to share his plans for his Eagle Scout project. To become an Eagle Scout, a scout must complete an ambitious community-service project, among other criteria.
For his project, Payne decided to spruce up areas by the Pinecone Central Park golf course and Sartell City Hall. He will seed the edge of a holding pond at the golf course, using wildflower seed. He will remove litter (and stray golf balls) from the stream that runs by the golf course and city-hall land; and he will repair the eroded stream bank next to a culvert by using dirt, jute netting, wildflower seed and live osier dogwood stakes. A team of volunteers will assist Payne with his repair work.
Payne has already spent a lot of time planning the project. He met with numerous officials to discuss the project, including a DNR official, city engineer, manager of the golf course and Sartell city staff members. He expects his Eagle Scout project will be completed by late June, at the latest.
The members of the city council commended Payne for his worthy project.