OLSON ADDRESSES EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY4/23/12
Sugar Land, TX–Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) offered congratulatory remarks at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for two local Boy Scouts on Saturday afternoon at Sugar Land Baptist Church. Jordan Sterns and Landon Murray received their Eagle Scout Award, the highest honor in scouting, after years of dedicated efforts to scouting and completion of their Eagle Scout project. Olson thanked both Eagle Scouts for their commitment to service and leadership in our community.
"Community service is one of the most important aspects of Scouting that you can take with you wherever you go," Rep. Olson said. "Strong communities only exist because good people become involved in their surroundings. You have both demonstrated strong leadership on behalf of your communities and I commend you for this important achievement. Congratulations to Jordan and Landon on becoming Eagle Scouts!"
Jordan Sterns, Eagle Scout Honoree - Project: Jordan’s Eagle Scout project involved converting a storage room at Bethel Ministries, an organization that reaches out to those less fortunate by providing food, day care and Christian worship. The storage room was transformed into a nursery that included upper and lower cabinets, a diaper changing area, a refrigerator and newly painted walls and doors. The project cost over $2,000 and took a total of 210 man hours to complete. This new nursery now provides a safe and fun place for children to play during worship services and after school daycare.
Landon Murray, Eagle Scout Honoree - Project: Landon’s Eagle project, named “Mission Oasis,” entailed the construction and installation of a circular bench around the trunk of a shade tree and a decorative water fountain in the front yard of Bethel Ministry. Bethel Ministry serves as a regional food distribution center where hundreds of needy residents wait in line outdoors all day long hoping, to receive a portion of a limited supply of food. “Mission Oasis” now provides them with a place for shaded rest and much needed hydration during these long waits. A total of 185 volunteer man hours went into this much needed project.
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