9/13/2021 10:55:00 AM Dog walking sparks idea for Eagle Scout project
Jackson Struhar, a junior at Stewartville High School, above, completed his Eagle Scout project by supervising and working together with a group of fellow scouts to enclose four trash cans at Bear Cave Park with wooden framing, steel siding, galvanized trim and a roof.
Whenever someone in the Struhar family took a winter walk with the family dog, Hemi, a German Shorthaired Pointer, they looked for a place to dispose of Hemi's feces. It didn't take long for them to realize the trash cans in Stewartville's parks were unavailable. "We walk him every day," said Jackson Struhar, a junior at Stewartville High School. "He's very energetic. When we walked him, we saw the trash cans weren't there in the winter." Assessing the situation, the Struhars wanted to make sure garbage cans would be available at Stewartville's parks all year round. That's when they came up with the idea to make enclosures to protect trash cans from the elements. "The parks can get dirty, especially in the winter," Jackson said. "We wanted to make sure the wind doesn't blow over the trash." On the verge of earning the Eagle Award, the highest honor in scouting, Jackson now had the idea for his Eagle Scout project. He decided to enclose four trash cans at Bear Cave Park with wooden framing, steel siding, galvanized trim and a roof... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Sept. 14 Stewartville STAR.