Bensalem Teen Gets His Eagle Scout Project

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Not everyone gets the mayor , city council members and their state rep to come to the opening of their Eagle Scout Project. For Matt Pienkowski, of Bensalem, going to this was a no brainer. Pienkowski took a vacant area of land at the Bensalem Senior Center and turned it into a Memorial Garden.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo/Delaware Valley Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGiralamo and State Rep KC Tomlinson watch the ceremony Stacy Champion Twp. Council member

There are memorial bricks and a park bench to sit and reflect. “It was important to me that my project be something that could help the community. I wanted to do something that would live on and continue to grow and make people happy. This project was the perfect opportunity.”, Pienkowski, a 14 year old sophomore at Holy Ghost Prep said.

The project was the result of about 100 hours of work, information that is complied on the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project workbook. Hours of planning over the winter and then three weekends of physical labor where the boys learned hands on how to lay pavers and move stone made the garden a reality. “I had boys from my troop out to help as well as a few friends from school. It really was a team effort.”, Pienkowski said.

Matt thanked his dad as his greatest resource, but also wanted to shout out to Mr. Cliff Greer of Realty Landscaping who generously donated materials to the endeavor. The outpouring of Seniors and the committee they initiated to continue adding names to the garden is just proof that they were so grateful for this project.

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