Rushville Republican


July 8, 2011

Donations sought to help paint local library

RUSHVILLE — In his own words, local resident and current Boy Scout Robbie Hadley has been involved with Scouting since nearly as far back as he can remember.

This fall, Hadley will begin his junior year at Rushville Consolidated High School. His free time is rapidly filling up this summer as he works to attain Scouting's highest rank: Eagle Scout.

The rank was formally recognized in 1911 with the first recipient receiving the distinction in 1912. To date, nearly 2 million Scouts worldwide have attained the rank of Eagle.

During a Scout's career, many phases and ranks must be earned along with a minimum of 21 merit badges.

The Scout must prove his leadership and organizational skills, not only to himself but also to other members of the troop and community.

Merit badges are earned and signify extensive learning in a variety of different fields of study: first aid, citizenship in the community, swimming and canoeing, to name a few. There are nearly 100 different fields of study offered for merit badges.

Following a number of years completing the aforementioned and other requirements, an Eagle Scout candidate must also define, plan and complete an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project prior to his 18th birthday.

The project allows the Scout to demonstrate many of the traits and skills that have been learned and developed while in the Scouting program.

Hadley's Eagle project is to remodel a portion of the basement at the Rushville Public Library.

The teenager said that coming up with the project idea was not overly difficult considering the plight of the local library.

"In light of the recent failed proposal to build a new library, I chose to remodel a portion of the basement in the public library and plan to have the project completed by the end of the summer," Hadley said.

To meet his goal, the Scout has enlisted others in the plan. He also is asking for donations of materials or money to purchase needed supplies.

Items still being sought are rolls of painter's tape, paint, primer, quarts of polyurethane, paint rollers and brushes.

Individuals, organizations and businesses that contribute to the project will be recognized on a plaque that will be placed in the building when the project is completed.

Hadley can be contacted at (765) 938-2752 to gain additional information regarding the project or to make a donation of materials or money.

Supplies can also be dropped off at the library or Hadley will be more than happy to pick them up.

Frank Denzler can be contacted at (765) 932-2222 ext. 106 or via e-mail at Visit our Web site at

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