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South Valley Riverton Journal

An Eagle Project Welcome

Dec 05, 2014 10:18AM ● By Denise Sabin

Bluffdale resident Brennan Clark recently completed his Eagle Scout project which was building and installing a new sign for the city.

Bluffdale’s main city park has a new welcome sign, thanks to Brennan Clark’s Eagle Scout project. Brennan recently installed the sign he had constructed for the south entrance to the park.

“I had passed the park a few times and noticed that it didn’t have a sign like most city parks, so I thought it would make a good project,” he said.

The sign, which is made of wood with painted steel lettering, was a challenge for Brennan, who had limited woodworking skills. He said that his only previous building experience was putting together cabinets when his family built their home in Bluffdale last year.

But, as with most Scouts working on projects, Brennan had help. Dave Anderson, a scout leader in the community, cut the letters out of stainless steel, and Brennan’s father, Matthew Clark, helped to gather materials and oversee the building of the sign.

Brennan said that his former scout leader, Greg Wolfley, was probably his biggest help, giving direction, facilitating portions of the project and pushing him to get it done.

“Greg Wolfley knows woodworking and gave me ideas of how to put it together. He coached me through the whole thing,” he said.

City leaders were supportive of the project, and view it as an improvement to the park.

“The new sign is a perfect addition to our city park and welcomes all who come to use,” Mayor Derk Timothy said.

Brennan, a senior at Bingham High School, finished the project in the nick of time, turning 18 just four days after installing the sign. Scout guidelines require projects to be finished before the candidate turns 18