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Collaborative Project at Children’s Museum Helps Local Teen Earn Eagle Scout Badge

Posted on: Feb 15th, 2020

Throughout the summer, Jack Thome, son of Paul and Darcy Thome, volunteered his time and talents to help the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac make needed updates to an interactive display called Shadow Safari which was originally unveiled in 2008. Jack met with Ann Meyers, Director of Museum Experience, to discuss the goal and purpose of the space and help identify ways in which the display could be improved. Subsequently, Jack installed new phosphorescent walls, room-darkening shades, a motion-sensor that projects safari sounds, glow-in-the-dark constellations on the ceiling and created and updated the safari puppets. The updates improved the functionality of the space and added new features for kids to enjoy. “Through the Eagle Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America, our organization received support while we also demonstrated our core values of supporting development” reflects Meyers. Jack selected the Museum for his scout project because, as a contractor, his dad has spent years helping the Museum with their electrical needs. The new and improved Shadow Safari exhibit is open for play during Museum hours, so stop by and check out the hard work of Jack Thome made possible through his Eagle Scout project. Jack is a senior at New Holstein High school and a member of the Holyland Boy Scout Troop 778 chartered through American Legion Abler-Engel Post 454 Mount Calvary. An “Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony” will take place in February to recognize Jack Thome for this project and milestone.

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