Written by Ozaukee Press
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:56
Richards directed construction of school playground benches
Waubeka resident Keegan Richards capped a productive career as a Boy Scout with the organization’s top honor, the Eagle Scout Award.
Richards, 18, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 877, which is sponsored by the Fredonia Lions Club.
He received his award during an Aug. 22 ceremony at the Americanism Center in Waubeka.
To earn his Eagle Award, Richards organized and directed the construction of six Leopold benches for the Northern Ozaukee School District’s Parent Teacher Resource group.
Six fellow Scouts helped him in the construction of the benches.
The benches have been placed around the new playgrounds at the middle school and elementary school.
The award requires that Scouts also complete at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership in the troop.
Richards has been a patrol leader and webmaster for the troop.
A graduate of Ozaukee High School, Richards is attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he intends to study information technology.
While in high school, he was a member of the soccer, basketball and track teams. Richards hopes to compete with the UW-Whitewater track team.
He is the son of Bill and Larissa Richards. His Scout master was Jeff Lallensack.
Image information: KEEGAN RICHARDS WAS recently recognized with a proclamation adopted by the Fredonia Village Board for earning his Eagle Scout Award. He is shown accepting the honor from Village President Don Dohrwardt.