Chrisman earns Eagle Scout honors
Marion teen achieves highest scout rank after completing bat house project
By JOHN RECH
Marion Boy Scout Troop 72 produced another eagle Scout. Nick Chrisman earned the rank in August after accruing the required merit badges and capping off the scouting experience by completing a pre-approved eagle scout project.
The Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge asked Nick to coordinate the building of bat houses. The bat boxes serve to expand nesting habitat for the bats which are key to the balance of nature. Bats consume up to 1,000 insects an hour. Nursing mother bats can catch 4,000 bugs a night.
With the help of volunteers comprising of other scouts, scout leaders, family and friends, Nathan undertook the work. He couldn’t have done it without some
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Troop 72 Eagle Scout Nick Chrisman presented bat houses to Big Lake and Wapanocca Wildlife Refuges’ Project Managers Steve Rimmer. The build capped Chrismans scouting experience propelling him to the rank of Eagle.
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True Value hardware came through with the supplies to build the bat boxes.
Under the leadership 0f the young Chrisman, the volunteers completed the project and presented the Bat Houses to Steve Rimmer, Refuge Manager, of Big Lake and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuges.
Nick Chrisman thanked True Value Hardware Manager John Grady for the building supplies to construct bat houses for the wildlife refuge.
By John Rech