Eagle Scout project aims to improve Legion Park dugouts


Players using the ball field at Legion Park in Twin Lakes may be a little cooler and drier in the dugouts there thanks to a local Boy Scout’s quest to earn Eagle Scout rank.

Daniel Porter outlined his plans to improve the dugouts at the Twin Lakes Village Board meeting Monday.

Completing a community service project is part of the requirements for achieving Eagle Scout.

Porter’s plans call for putting roofs over the dugouts and a mesh backdrop to the fences behind the dugouts. The roofs will allow players to escape the sun and rain.

Porters said his affinity for baseball lead him to pursue this project.

“I’ve been a baseball player all my life,” Porter said “I thought it would be a good project to improve the dugouts.”

Porter will seek donations for materials, labor and tools for the construction project.

Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald suggested the project be inspected by the village building to ensure it would stay anchore deven in severe winds, but in general the board approved of the plan.

That’s “quite and ambitious project,” Fitzgerald said to Porter.

Village administrator Jennifer Frederick said she felt people playing ball at the field would appreciate the improvement.

“The baseball teams have been asking for better dugouts for years,” Frederick said.

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  1. Michael Burke says:

    Way to go Daniel! We at Troop 380 stand with you and support you. We are very proud of you. Scoutmaster Mike

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