Boy Scout in Barre earns his Eagle

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2019 at 8:01 am

Photos courtesy of Jeff Andrews

EAST SHELBY – Eli Pask had his Court of Honor ceremony on April 27 when he was recognized as an Eagle Scout. Pask, a member of Troop 175 in West Barre, is pictured with his parents, Kevin and Heidi Pask, left. Mike Schreiner served as master of ceremonies. Karl Driesel, in back, is Scoutmaster for the troop.

The ceremony was held at the East Shelby Community Bible Church, where Eli’s grandfather, Erik Olsen, is the pastor.

For his Eagle project, Eli fixed gravestones at the East Shelby Cemetery that had toppled over. Eli led Scouts in digging to level out the ground so the gravestones could be reset. Some other gravestones from the 1830s didn’t have a concrete base. Eli made the concrete bases and set in the gravestones.

Eli, a sophomore at Albion High School, put down a brick patio area and made two concrete benches. He made the forms and poured in the concrete and then added the wooden slats. He also put a new roof on a cemetery outbuilding.

Frank Berger (right), an Eagle Scout and representative from the American Legion, recites the Eagle Scout Oath with his fellow Eagle Scouts.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley also attended the ceremony and presented Eli with an Eagle Scout Citation on behalf of the New York State Assembly.

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