Scout volunteers repair roof of Page Animal Rescue

Scouts and other volunteers make repairs to the roof of Page Animal Rescue. Left to right: Jason Jensen, Tom Preller, Matt Bishop, Tyler Colby, Ty Hoodenpyle and Daniel Bishop.

The Page Animal Rescue has needed a new roof for a long time. They were experiencing leaks during rainstorms, which flooded parts of the building interior, damaging the ceiling and floor and ruining food. 

Scout Ty Hoodenpyle, with Local Troop 7911, chose to help the animals at the shelter by sealing the roof to prevent leaking.

The work was Hoodenpyle’s official project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scouts BSA. In addition to earning 21 merit badges, every Eagle Scout is required to formulate, organize and execute a project that benefits the community and have it approved by the council office. 

“I felt bad for the conditions at the center and what the animals and staff had to go through,” Hoodenpyle said.    

Doug Gardner from Page Lumber donated all the materials needed for the repairs, while Scouts and family members provided paint rollers, brushes, paint trays and handles. 

Hoodenpyle started the project on May 7 with a group of Scouts and volunteers. They weren't able to finish due to high winds, so the project was completed on May 14. 

Doris Yanke from the Page Animal Rescue was very excited about the project. 

“We are so excited that Ty chose our building for his project,” she said. “He has always been an animal lover. It turned out great! I can't wait for it to rain now.”

Hoodenpyle also had a lot of help and guidance from Committee Chair Frena Crane, Scout Master Jason Jensen and Assistant Scout Master Mike Hoodenpyle. 

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