Eagle Scout project seeks funding in Incline Village | SierraSun.com

Eagle Scout project seeks funding in Incline Village

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A look at the type of fitness tower Brandon hopes to install at the Incline Village Fitness Trail.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Brandon Fankhauser is a Life Scout and Incline High School senior. He has been a member of Scouts since first grade and earned his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts Pack 37 in Incline Village.

He attended the 2013 Summit Bechtel Jamboree with Troop 59 of Greenbrae, Calif., and is a graduate of BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training.

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout requires a progression through the BSA ranks of advancement, earning a minimum of 21 merit badges (12 that are required) and serving in a leadership position for their troop, then planning, developing, and providing leadership for a service project.

The scout must then pass a Scoutmaster’s conference and an Eagle Board of Review. Once all are completed successfully, he earns the rank of Eagle.

Brandon has developed an Eagle Project that would install a Pull-Up, Dip & Leg lift station for the Incline Village Fitness Trail, the 18-station exercise course next to the Village Green.

Working with Incline Parks & Recreation, this will provide a long lasting outdoor fitness station at position number sixteen.

This station location is currently vacant. The project will also focus on the surrounding trail, by adding decomposed granite and widening the trail in some areas as well as removing any invasive weeds.

The fitness trail starts by walking over the bridge behind Aspen Grove (across from Ski Beach) and follows a loop-shaped trail. The project is scheduled for Nov. 21.

The Incline Tahoe Foundation has teamed with Brandon so all donations to the fitness station will be able to receive a tax deductible receipt if desired!

If you would like to donate, go to http://www.GoFundMe.com/EagleForBrandon and follow the prompts.

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