The Lake Wylie Public Library received a landscaping face-lift recently, thanks to local Boy Scout Troop 333.
Matthew Peterson spearheaded the horticultural endeavor as part of his Eagle Scout service project. He collaborated with more than a dozen of his troop buddies and not only cleaned up the exterior, but also trimmed shrubs, tidied excess ivy, pruned bushes, weeded and spread pine needles.
In addition to the landscaping work, Peterson, 16, constructed a commemorative wooden bench with circular stepping stones located outside the library.
“It went a lot better than I expected,” he said. “Everyone was very enthusiastic about working on my project, and we enjoyed working together.”
Lowe’s Home Improvement helped finance the project with lumber, pine needles and bushes. Other financial contributors were The Friends of the York County Library and Nancy Monts-Rayfield of the Lake Wylie Library.
Among the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank, Scouts must complete a leadership service project while serving as a Life Scout before age 18. The project must be planned, developed and performed for a religious, school or community organization. It should be of significant magnitude and should represent the Scout’s best effort.