Scout Helps Library, Earns Rank Of Eagle

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Hampton Union, Friday, April 15, 2005

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online]

Eagle Scout Daniel B. Pierson stands outside the Lane Memorial Library, where he completed his Eagle service project. [Courtesy photo]

HAMPTON - Daniel B. Pierson of Troop 177 has reached his goal of achieving Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank as an Eagle Scout.

To receive the rank, Pierson has had to earn all lower ranks, 21 merit badges and complete a service project for his community.

A Court of Honor will be held April 16 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Hampton.

The Eagle service project Pierson completed was the reconstruction of the Lane Memorial Library fire exit for the Little Room.

Prior to the reconstruction, the exit was difficult to navigate by Hampton’s seniors club, which uses the room on a regular basis.

The library project was planned and carried out by then-Eagle Scout candidate Pierson. The majority of the construction was carried out in late July 2004, with the help of volunteers. With all of the volunteers working together, they completed the project with close to 300 man-hours of work.

All the project supplies were donated by local businesses, from building materials to food and refreshments.

Food donations were received from the following companies: Domino’s Pizza of Hampton, Joe’s New York Pizza, Lena’s Subs, Hannaford Bros. and Dunkin’ Donuts.

The following businesses made donations: Seabrook Ace Hardware, North Hampton Aubuchon Hardware, CP Building Supply, Eno Building Supplies, Hampton Center Hardware, Howard Page Vinyl Siding, Lessard and Sons Contracting, North Hampton Home Depot, Rand Lumber, Seabrook Ace Hardware, Seabrook Home Depot, Stratham Circle Nursery, Wicked Awesome Paint and Supplies, and Wickes Lumber in Hampton.

This project also received monetary donations from the Hampton Rotary Club, an anonymous donor, the Hampton Walkers, and the library senior citizens.

Because of the generous material suppliers and food support, the monetary donations were re-allocated to future projects. A donation in the amount of $261.73 was made to the First Congregational Church of Hampton to help fund a new sprinkler system in the church’s lower room where Boy Scout Troop 177 meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

With the fire exit now up to code and safe to use, the senior citizens can leave faster and easier in the event of an emergency.

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