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        Boy Scout Dopp       refurbishes floating Dock
Boy Scout Nathan Dopp, 14, from Troop 60 refurbished the floating dock at the American Legion Post 781 Pond on Sunday, September 27. Nathan, a dedicated scout, chose to repair and paint the floating dock as well as clean up the tall grass and brush around the pond as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Part of a project like this is to not only work on the project, but to organize everything from recruiting helpers and delegating them as to what to do and when and figuring out how to do the project and
get the materials needed to complete it. Nathan recruited family members, friends, fellow scouts and his scout master.

The Sons of the American Legion Post 781 purchased the materials Nathan needed for the dock and he along with his crew of helpers completed the refurbishing of the floating dock that was originally an Eagle Scout project years ago. Nathan, his dad, Ed Dopp, older brother Matthew and little sister Natalie started early in the morning taking the ramp and dock out of the water, removed the floats, resealed them and put them
back on, replaced deck boards that needed it, removed the plastic lattice work and cut pickets and screwed them on replacing the lattice making the dock safer and stronger.

After everything was repaired, scraped and cleaned then blue non-skid paint was put on the decking of the ramp and dock and everything else painted with blue deck paint. 

Originally published in Mountain Peaks OCT 8-21, 2016.
Reprinted with permission.
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