Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Scout renovates post office as Eagle project

According to the Neosho Daily News in Neosho, MO a local Post Office has a new look, thanks to Shad W. Scheppert and some other scouts. Scheppert, a Life scout in Troop 34, is going for his Eagle rank so he decided to spruce up it up a bit as part of his community service requirement.

Scheppert is quoted as saying, “It was run down, the windows were cracked and it needed a porch. We created a porch on the side so that the postal ladies didn't get wet when they go to their car.”

Scheppert asked the owner of the post office building if he could clean up the area. The scouts also cleaned up the garden in front, made two new signs, to replace those damaged by storms and put in some guttering.

To read the entire story, click here.

Shown above is an interesting Boy Scouts first day maximum card cancelled on June 30, 1950 at Valley Forge, PA.
To see some other unusual Scouting covers and cachets from the collection of Sheldon S. Levy, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM