Photo courtesy of Susan & Winston Corbett
On August 4, 2013, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Ben Corbett, a member of Boy Scout Troop 236. In May, he completed his Eagle Scout project for the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the Roanoke Valley Garden Club. He built 18, two by eight foot, planter boxes that line the platform in front of the historic Norfolk and Western 611 locomotive.
Ben decided on this project after he and members of his troop were called upon to assist in a reception at the Virginia Museum of Transportation honoring a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
His project was a team effort of fellow Scouts, friends, and family members assisting with the construction and painting of the large quantity of plant boxes.
Funding for the project was raised with a car wash at Advance Auto on Brambleton, a spaghetti dinner hosted at Cave Spring United Methodist with donated supplies from local Krogers and Food Lion, and a pancake brunch at Windsor Hills United Methodist with donated supplies from Walmart on 220. Building materials were purchased with the assistance of Mr. Joe Tucciarone, Manager of Lowe’s in Salem.
As a Scout, Ben has participated in over 50 outings and earned 51 merit badges. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, Brotherhood, and attended the 2010 National Jamboree serving as a Hometown Correspondent with SWoCo.
In November, Ben attended an Annual Recognition Reception for all scouts from the Big Lick district that had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2013.
Submitted by Susan & Winston Corbett