Eagle scout

Cyril Kapinus completes project for fire company

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Cyril J. Kapinus, of Reedsville, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Reedsville Firehouse, which is the site of the project he completed to earn Boy Scouting’s highest award. A member of Troop 10, he is the son of Tom and Michele Kapinus. For his Eagle project, Kapinus built two concrete benches for a seating area, and a wooden fence enclosure for the dumpster at the Reedsville Fire Co.

REEDSVILLE — Cyril J. Kapinus, of Reedsville, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Reedsville Firehouse, which is the site of the project he completed to earn Boy Scouting’s highest award.

Kapinus, a member of Troop 10, is the son of Tom and Michele Kapinus.

“For the Reedsville Firehouse, I built two concrete benches for a seating area, and I built a wooden fence enclosure for the dumpster,” Kapinus said.

“The early stages of the project required me to meet with firehouse members to discuss what they wanted done,” he said. “They were in need of benches outside to provide seating for their events like weddings and other social gatherings.”

Kapinus said fire company officials also expressed concern that their dumpster was an eyesore, and wanted a solution to make it look better.

Cyril J. Kapinus, of Reedsville, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Reedsville Firehouse, which is the site of the project he completed to earn Boy Scouting’s highest award. A member of Troop 10, he is the son of Tom and Michele Kapinus. For his Eagle project, Kapinus built two concrete benches for a seating area, and a wooden fence enclosure for the dumpster at the Reedsville Fire Co.

“After the meeting, I had to write a proposal and ask businesses for donations,” Kapinus said.

The final stage of the project was to assemble materials, operating equipment and the crew to execute the project.

Kapinus said his mentors were Tom Kapinus, Bob Roles, Larry Miller and Shawn Sheaffer.

During his time as a scout, Kapinus earned 31 merit badges and became a Brotherhood member of the Order of Arrow.

He plans to pursue a four-year degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology and major in sports broadcasting.

Kapinus enjoys attending NHL hockey games and collecting hockey memorabilia, such as professional jerseys. He also ice skates at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College, where the Penn State men’s and women’s hockey teams play.

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