Eagle Scout completes service project at Duanesburg Y

— Photo from Susan Kamiler

Standing tall on the tables built by Keegan Bailey are, from left, Eagle Scout Bailey, Assistant Scoutmaster Bob Bailey, volunteer Judy Bailey, volunteer Pete Zullo, and Scout Gabe Zullo.

Keegan Bailey of Altamont, for his Eagle Scout project, spearheaded the construction and installation of two large picnic tables on the grounds of the Duanesburg YMCA facility in Delanson.

Bailey, 15, a student at Tech Valley High School, is a member of Altamont’s Boy Scout Troop 264.

He earned the 21 merit badges required to receive the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank the Boy Scouts offer. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain the honor.

For his project, Bailey secured donations from Home Depot and 84 Lumber for the materials needed to build the tables while the American Legion Riders provided the wood chips the tables sit on.

Scoutmaster Doug Stang and Assistant Scoutmaster Bob Bailey provided guidance and support for this 50-hour project.

“Bailey and his family are long-time members of the Duanesburg YMCA and wanted to provide additional value to our outside amenities for members, guests and the community,” said Susan Kamiler, operations director at the Duanesburg YMCA, in making the announcement.

She added, “The Duanesburg YMCA wants to thank Keegan Bailey, the volunteers, and family for choosing the Y for this Eagle project. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The tables are a perfect addition to our cause and purpose.”

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