Wooden raised garden bed

Huntington Teen Produces Eagle Scout Project for Residents of Heritage Pointe of Huntington Senior Living Community

News | August 21, 2023 | Reading Time 2:00 Minutes

Of all Boy Scouts of America members throughout the country, only 6% become Eagle Scouts. It is the highest rank in scouting and requires hard work, leadership and dedication in order to complete the mandatory service project.

Ethan Meyer of Huntington is perfectly suited to those criteria. A student at Huntington North High School, Ethan has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 130 since 5th grade. He works at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, where he is a dining room server for the residents.

Ethan Meyer's, Eagle Scout

About a year ago, Ethan asked Brad Fuller, activities director for Heritage Pointe of Huntington, if there was a service project he could do for the residents of the senior living community. Brad said that raised garden beds would make it easier for residents to garden within the courtyard area. Ethan carefully planned the project; two raised garden beds were built and installed this month. “We have several residents who are already thinking of what types of plants and vegetables they would like to see out there,” said Brad. “It will be wonderful to see our residents out working in the raised gardens and enjoying the experience.”

Brad concluded, ‘Ethan is a very special young man. For him to plan, organize and follow through with this project shows me how much he cares for our community.”