Eagle Scout Dylan Wyatt: Basketball Bench at Winnona Park

Dylan’s Eagle project came about after he noticed coats and backpacks lying in the mud around the basketball court at Winnona Park Elementary. He worked with Principal Wiseman to design a large, sturdy wooden bench beside the court. Dylan’s crew built the bench and secured it in concrete mixed with water hauled from the creek. They built a base of landscape timbers and mulch to keep the ground from getting muddy. The bench holds 6 people to watch a game and has heavy-duty hooks for hanging coats, gym bags and backpacks. At Mr. Wiseman’s request, Dylan also built 3 task-sorter boxes for the visually impaired students at Winnona.

Dylan Wyatt earned his Eagle rank on February 24, 2015 at age 13, 2 years and 11 months after joining Troop 175.