Gehlen Student Earns Eagle Scout Award


(Le Mars) — A Gehlen Catholic student has earned the honor of Eagle Scout after constructing park benches for the Le Mars Outdoor Swimming Pool.
Issac Vaske of Le Mars tells how he chose the project building benches for the top honor in Boy Scouts.

Vaske says he constructed the benches last autumn and into the winter. He says he built a total of four benches each six feet in length. Prior to this idea, Vaske says he had thought of other projects to earn his Eagle Scout badge.

Materials for the construction of the benches were donated. The Eagle Scout says many of the swimming pool’s patrons have complimented him for the much needed benches.

Vaske says he has been a member of Boy Scouts for nearly 12 years. He explains the journey he has taken in order to qualify for an Eagle Scout award.

The honored Boy Scout has not yet scheduled the date for the Eagle Scout recognition ceremony, but he says Boy Scouts have helped him build confidence and develop leadership skills.

Our congratulations go to Isacc Vaske for accomplishing the top honor of Eagle Scout