Eagle scout follows in father’s footsteps through service project

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) –  A Pendleton high school junior is finally “Eagling out” after more then 10 years as a Scout. His final project will repair a pathway at his local church. It’s the same pathway his own dad built there more then 20 years ago.

Brick by brick, like father, like son. Colton Meyer,16, is literally following in his dad’s footsteps. He said, “My dad built this when he used to work for his old company 25 years ago. I thought this would be a good one”

Denuelle Meyer, Colton’s Mom, said, “I think it means a lot to my husband. I think he’s very proud of him and to see him step back and see the hard work going into it. My husband is a man of few words, so they have their own language that they speak. They’re kind of from the same cloth, Colton and my husband.”

It’s all part of Meyer’s eagle scout project. He is in Pendleton Troop 47. The project is a service initiative to give back to your community. The brick pathway at the St. Pius Church in Getzville has seen years of wear and tear, and it’s been flooded with water.

Meyer said, “It was filled with weeds and grass,and you could barely see it so you couldn’t even tell it was here basically.”
Meyer saw the need for improvement when he would walk the path before church services. Now he will lead between 40 and 50 volunteers putting in about 200 man hours. A local company donated the stone for the project, But Meyer said he couldn’t do it without the help of family and his fellow scout- mates.

“To see the scouts come together and support one another, it has been a wonderful ride for Colton,” said his mom. Now the project is almost finished and Meyer will soon “eagle-out.” He hopes people will walk this brick pathway, that he worked so hard to build
He said, “Not many people become an eagle scout. It’s cool that I finally made it!.”

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