Scout builds a fence for local landmark
Jason Kleckner Jr. received Eagle Scout award honors in ceremonies at Emmaus Community Park recently.
A member of Boy Scout Troop 31, Old Zionsville, Kleckner chose to build a historically accurate fence for the 1803 House, Emmaus, for his Eagle project.
Kleckner researched a style of fence known as the Colonial Jack Fence, a style used in the early 1800s. Using saplings sourced from a wooded area in Delps and donated fasteners, Kleckner, a team of Scouts from his Troop and members of his family built the fence along railroad tracks near the 1803 House in the summer of 2015.
Kleckner’s fence blends a colonial feature to the landscape of the house and provides a much needed safety feature along a busy railroad site.
“I will always cherish the years I spent in Scouting,” Kleckner said. “I am thankful for all of my leaders and all of the friends I have made over the years. I plan on using all of the skills I have learned in Scouting to help me be successful in life.”
Troop 31 meets in Old Zionsville United Church of Christ.