Clintonville teen recognized for achievements
Benjamin Maas was recognized as a new Eagle Scout by Clintonville Boy Scout Troop 23.
Maas is the son of Tim and Amy Maas.
He participated in the Bay-Lakes Council Eagle Scout Board of Review in Appleton and was unanimously given the Eagle Scout Award for his Boy Scout achievements.
Maas is 15 years old and attends Fox Valley Lutheran High School where he earned the school’s highest academic honors during his freshman year. He participates in two sports, leads the academic math team at FVL, and teaches Sunday School at his church.
Maas has participated in Clintonville scouting since he was six years old, progressing through all levels of Cub Scouts during his elementary school years and he earned the Eagle Scout award two years earlier than the average age of an Eagle Scout.
The final requirement to become an Eagle Scout is the community service project that has to be approved by local and district Boy Scout leaders. Maas worked with former St. Martin Lutheran School Principal Jerry Jiter to enhance the newly remodeled playground that many community members use for daycare and education.
He and numerous fellow Boy Scouts spent a combined 56 hours working to complete an ambitious Eagle Scout community service project.
Led by Maas, the scouts built two Aldo Leopold style cedar benches, painted and constructed a large picnic table, repaired and painted existing St. Martin benches, repainted playground lines on the blacktop for games and physical education classes, and build a wood trash can liner for the playground. The benches, picnic table, and can liner were painted with school colors and engraved with the St. Martin’s “Rockets” logo.