Robert Opelt earns Eagle Scout rank

Robert-Oplet-Eagle-webOn April 6, Scout Robert Opelt from Troop 329 in Silver Lake stood before his Troop, family and Friends and was awarded Scouting’s highest honor the Eagle Scout rank. Robert had been looking forward to this day since completing all of his requirements early last year but had held off on the ceremony until his Dad and two uncles, all of which are Eagle Scouts, could be in attendance. His Eagle ceremony was held at Camp Sol R Crown in Trevor. Many requirements must be met in order to attain the rank of Eagle Scout with the most difficult being the scouts Eagle project. For this the Scout must exhibit his leadership in a project of his choosing that helps or benefits the community. Robert’s idea for a project came long ago when he realized there was vacant land on 278th Avenue overlooking Center Lake that had been set aside for a park years ago. Prior to the project the land was a heavily vegetated and wooded area that was not very attractive. Robert’s vision was to use that land and create something beautiful that could be used by all the community. After many meetings with neighbors in the area, landscape architects and the Salem town board the project was approved and work began in the spring of 2013 and was completed within a few months. After hundreds of man hours, Yaws Park was done in the summer of 2013. In addition to receiving his Eagle rank, Robert was also inducted into the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Robert serves as a Troop 329 Junior assistant scoutmaster and mentor for the younger scouts in the troop.



  1. Pease says:

    Way to go Scout! What a wonderful job. That took true dedication and great work ethic. Very proud and honored your a student of Wilmot High School. Keep up the good work

  2. maureen says:

    Job well done!!!

  3. Dean says:

    Great job Robert!

    For those interested the Park is located on 278th on Camp Lake not Center Lake.

  4. Susan Fennell says:

    Great Job Robert!!! 🙂

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