Eagle Scout Project Grants Handcrafted Tables, Benches to Discovery Park

| December 1, 2016

(L-R): Stan Kitzman, Brookshire-Katy Drainage District (BKDD) assistant superintendent; J.L. Rose, BKDD superintendent; Janet Montgomery, Stewardship Wealth; Michael Montgomery, Brookshire Youth Foundation (BYF) board treasurer; Jacob “JT” Miller, Boy Scout Troop 567; Reverend Dottie Dumas, BYF board president; Harris Garrett, BYF board member; J.R. Dollins III, BKDD board president; and Brian Waggoner, BKDD vice president.

(L-R): Stan Kitzman, Brookshire-Katy Drainage District (BKDD) assistant superintendent; J.L. Rose, BKDD superintendent; Janet Montgomery, Stewardship Wealth; Michael Montgomery, Brookshire Youth Foundation (BYF) board treasurer; Jacob “JT” Miller, Boy Scout Troop 567; Reverend Dottie Dumas, BYF board president; Harris Garrett, BYF board member; J.R. Dollins III, BKDD board president; and Brian Waggoner, BKDD vice president.

Boy Scout Jacob “JT” Miller stands under the Discovery Park pavilion following the delivery of his Eagle Scout project. Miller’s project consisted of building four picnic tables and two benches for the park with the help of his family and fellow scouts from Boy Scout Troop 567 of Katy.

Jacob “JT” Miller’s Efforts Appreciated By Brookshire Youth Foundation And Brookshire-Katy Drainage District

Boy Scout Jacob “JT” Miller recently bestowed a much needed gift upon Discovery Park: skillfully crafted picnic tables and benches. Miller, a member of Katy’s Troop 567, selected these improvements to Discovery Park as his Eagle Scout project.

Miller first met with the Brookshire Youth Foundation (BYF) this past March to see how he could help Discovery Park. After an initial meeting, Miller, with the support of his family and scout leaders, agreed to build four picnic tables and two benches for the park. Once his project was approved by the Boy Scout Council in June, Miller quickly set to work.

Through the generosity of his family and Home Depot, Miller was able to secure the cedar wood and hardware needed to construct the tables and benches. Working over a couple of weekends, Miller and his fellow scouts and their families built the new additions for the park. The careful and conscientious effort the scouts invested in the Eagle Scout project yielded high quality tables and benches anyone visiting the park can now enjoy.

With the help of his parents, Thomas and Leah, and his grandparents, Miller delivered the tables and chairs to Discovery Park on Oct. 15. Board members from both the Brookshire-Katy Drainage District (BKDD) and BYF welcomed Miller and thanked him for his service to the community.

Reverend Dottie Dumas, BYF president, presented Miller with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the BYF and BKDD boards following the delivery of the gifts to the park. Miller was pleased the tables and benches would be used by the community for years to come. He also shared his enthusiasm for seeing a project through from start to finish.

“I learned from this experience that it is really rewarding to see the outcome of a process through a successful project,” Miller said.

Now that his Eagle Scout project is complete, Miller will go before the Boy Scout Council to receive final approval before being named an Eagle Scout. A senior at Katy High School, Miller participates in marching band and plans to study engineering in college.

Discovery Park is open daily from dawn until dusk and is located at 4421 5th Street, just south of the Cotton Gin. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim at 281-375-5535.

The Brookshire Youth Foundation was founded in 1968 as a charitable trust for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. The BYF intends to facilitate community engagement and inspire youth and families to play and learn together. The BYF believes that strong communities develop when young people see local innovation and choose to be active participants in creating their future.

Boy Scout Jacob “JT” Miller stands under the Discovery Park pavilion following the delivery of his Eagle Scout project. Miller’s project consisted of building four picnic tables and two benches for the park with the help of his family and fellow scouts from Boy Scout Troop 567 of Katy.

Boy Scout Jacob “JT” Miller stands under the Discovery Park pavilion following the delivery of his Eagle Scout project. Miller’s project consisted of building four picnic tables and two benches for the park with the help of his family and fellow scouts from Boy Scout Troop 567 of Katy.


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