Boy Scouts build benches for AMR
ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Steven Smith Jr. (left), a Boy Scout from Troop 677, and Robert Wardleigh, scoutmaster, mix cement to prepare for the installation of four benches, here. Smith planned and developed this community service project, one of the requirements to achieve Eagle rank.

ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - An Army teen living, here, recently developed and planned a community service project that will benefit his community for years to come.

Steven Smith Jr., 14, a Boy Scout with Troop 677, built and installed four benches, here. He created the community service project as part of the requirements for Eagle rank.

One day while walking along a steep trail, here, he thought it would be great to have rest stops. Hence, the idea was born for a perfect community service project.

With help from fellow Scouts in Troop 677, he planned, coordinated and supervised the building and installation of the benches. He made sure the materials, construction methods and crew members worked according to his plan and complied with the rules of Aliamanu Military Reservation and Island Palm Communities.

The project took three weeks, with Scouts digging holes, pouring cement and constructing benches.

"I am so proud of Steven," said his mom, Michelle Smith. "He's made it through the scouting ranks with hard work, dedication and an amazing attitude. It hasn't been easy for him, but I am proud of how positive he is and how much he's accomplished by being in the Scouts."

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