David and Robert Fisher of Boy Scout Troop 869 in McLean were awarded their Eagle Scout medals at Trinity United Methodist Church over the weekend.
David Fisher's Eagle Scout service project was a combination of three projects at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church. One task involved building shelves in a closet where a music teacher stores instruments. A second undertaking involved planting bushes and spreading ground cover in various beds on the church campus. And the final effort involved tearing down an old fence and building a new one in its place. The projects were completed at the request of the church, where David has taken music lessons.
Robert Fisher's Eagle project was to remove old shelves and build new ones in their place in a structure at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The building is used in the farm's market fairs each spring and fall. The task was not easy: Claude Moore requires that its structures be built in conformity with 18th century building methods. To comply, Fisher had to cut the shelves and shelf supports from whole tree trunks, shape the wood, use nails that were common in 1771 and attach the shelves in an irregular structure. Robert and his fellow Scouts worked approximately 25 separate days over three months to complete the project. Robert volunteers as a period character at Claude Moore Farm.
Eagle is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. To earn it, Scouts must complete leadership, service and outdoor skill requirements.
Only about 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the rank of Eagle in 2012, according to the latest information available from the Boy Scouts of America.
Information on David and Robert Fisher provided by Robert H. Bork Jr., a member of the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 869 in McLean.
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