With all the changes that have been happening around Timber Trail there is probably one that may have gone unnoticed by many.
Nicholas Hahn, a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400, recently completed his Eagle project by painting the outside of the Teen Center. Hahn was in charge of coming up with his proposal, presenting his plan, and getting it approved by the Troop committee. Then he had to visit local businesses to ask for donations and supplies.
Among the businesses and people that offered to help Hahn were Heather Walker, director of the Teen Center, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Publix, McDonald’s, and Mr. and Mrs. Medina. Hahn also had to organize a workday and show his leadership skills throughout the day making sure everyone stayed hydrated, had plenty to eat, were following BSA regulations, and staying safe while they painted the building.
He was helped by approximately 30 troop members, scout leaders and fellow JROTC members. Hahn said he chose the project to give back.
“I wanted to give back to the Teen Center. It was a safe place for me when I needed it and a lot of kids don’t even know it is here! Also, it was time to get rid of the pink!”
The Teen Center is located on Ball Park Road, by the recreational baseball fields, and open during the week from 3-6 p.m. and is free of charge.
The center has video and board games, computers, workout equipment, a pool table and air hockey..