ROSEPINE — On Saturday, April 25, Fort Polk's Boy Scout Troop 124 worked at the Rosepine Cemetery on a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project to perform improvements and beautification of the cemetery. Domenic Skinner, Eagle Scout nominee, led the project along with Mr. Granbury, the caretaker of the cemetery, and 25 Boy Scouts and parents.

On Saturday, April 25, Fort Polk’s Boy Scout Troop 124 worked at the Rosepine Cemetery on a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project to perform improvements and beautification of the cemetery. Domenic Skinner, Eagle Scout nominee, led the project along with Mr. Granbury, the caretaker of the cemetery, and 25 Boy Scouts and parents.

Although the weather was a concern, it didn’t slow the troop down. Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers began arriving to conduct this spring cleanup of the cemetery by clearing debris throughout the cemetery and along much of the fence line area.  

They raked, removed large mounds of dirt, leveled graves and grave markers, trimmed trees, removed branches and prepped the entire area for mowing. Rosepine mayor Donna Duvall stopped by and personally thanked everyone for coming out to help with this community project.

This is the second Eagle Project that has taken place by Troop 124 to improve and beautify the Rosepine Cemetery.  

Troop 124 had one more Eagle Project scheduled for May 2 that also took place at the Rosepine Cemetery.  

Projects such as these are the culminating event for Boy Scouts dedicated to earning the highest award in Boy Scouting: Eagle Scout.  

"Congratulations to Domenic Skinner of DeRidder and Fort Polk’s Boy Scout Troop 124 on a job well done," said Duvall.