Scout Bench

Family photo

WINCHESTER — Philip Reese of Winchester recently finished his Eagle Scout project for the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a member of BSA Troop 45, which meets at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester.

Philip, 17, is the son of Mary Reese and the grandson of Philip E. Bettendorf.

He attends John Handley High School.

For his Eagle Scout project, Philip created a small park for the Lions Club legacy in this area. The project is located behind Jones Funeral Home on Pleasant Valley Road. It is also a sensory trail made for people who have a disability or a sensory problem.

The bench, built by Philip, is set on a 6’ x 3’ concrete platform. The bench provides a place for people to rest and look as well as smell the garden located in front of the bench. Philip also made a path that leads up to the bench.

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Mark Gunderman

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by capturing enjoyment while combining educational activities and lifelong values. The Boy Scouts of America believes and through more than a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Scouting assists youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.


Thank you to Phillip Reese for the contribution to our town. Congratulations on your achievement to the rank of Eagle Scout!!

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