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Dobson Encourages Patriotism Via His Eagle Scout Project

DOBSON HONORED. The Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 presented Kyle Dobson, Boy Scout Troop #39 member, the Good Citizen Citation certificate and pin recently. Pictured is Kyle Dobson with Post Commander Jason Walker.

Today as the symbol of our American flag still remains a vital part of our history, often times people are unsure of how to dispose of it in a respectable manner. With Kyle Dobson’s Eagle Scout project in mind, this will make it easier to do so for the Cerro Gordo community.

The idea Dobson stated actually came from many people in the community asking their scout troop where they could turn in their tattered and torn flags.

Taking the necessary steps to bring it to fruition, he sought permission from the American Legion Post #117 and the boy scout council.

From there he gathered the materials needed and began building the project under the supervision of his grandpa, Tom Dobson, in his workshop. From beginning to end it took about eight hours to build and paint and he had help from friends and other family members as well.

“The flag box provides a quick and easy way for people to dispose of their flags properly. I thought the Legion Home would be the perfect place to locate the box,” Dobson said.

Along with creating this project for the community, Dobson has learned a lot from being a Scout as he joined the organization in first grade.

Dobson stated, “Boy Scouts has taught me many life skills and new interests to explore. When you work to earn badges, you get a chance to learn a little bit about a lot of different things so it can help you find things that interest you that you might not know about otherwise.”

The box has been in place since Memorial Day and has already been emptied a few times.

Although this project is completed, Dobson is still completing a few more requirements and will earn his Eagle Scout rank this December.

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