By Brother Jim Houston
At the invitation of Eagle Scout candidate, Will Scheffter, Camp members attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor held on Saturday, November 25 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Owensville, OH. The Camp was represented by Jim Crane, Denny Brown, Larry Collins, Jim Houston, Mike Mershon (and wife). At this time Will and Ryan Nickolette were awarded the Eagle Scout rank.
On behalf of the Camp, Jim Houston presented a Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Certificate of Commendation during the ceremony. A Certificate was also provided to Ryan at a later date.
Will’s Eagle Scout project involved constructing a memorial Civil War cannon placed at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery along with a memorial tablet listing Union Civil War veterans buried in the Cemetery. The Lytle Camp assisted Will in documenting listings of the veterans for the tablet and provided partial funding of the project through the SUVCW Memorial Fund and the SUVCW Charitable Foundation. A dedication ceremony was held at the Cemetery on December 4, 2016.