Jude Wilkerson, 13, builds benches at Rockwall’s historical museum for Eagle Scout project



ROCKWALL, TX (September 21, 2020) Thirteen-year-old Jude Wilkerson of Rockwall, a home schooler who serves as a bugler and instructor for Boy Scout Troop 690, spent this past weekend building portable benches at the Rockwall County Historical Foundation museum for his Eagle Scout project.


Assisted by troop members, Jude made seven benches that will be used for programming at the museum, located at Harry Myers Park.  The benches will first be used for the 2nd Annual Kids’ Day in the Park, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17.

Troop 690 is a an active, high adventure troop led by ScoutMaster Brian Moss. They meet at 7 p.m. Monday nights. For more info about the troop, visit http://www.troop690rockwall.com.

Jude would like to thank Mr. Evan Tate, Ms. Carolyn Holt, and Ms. Marci Hall of the RCHF Museum for their time and donations; Rockwall Lowe’s and Rockwall Home Depot for materials donations; Ms. Linda Stark of Kudos Awards and Keepsakes for the creation of bench plaques; Troop 690 ScoutMaster Mr. Brian Moss; Eagle Scout Mentor General Craig Koziol; and all of Troop 690 Rockwall.

Thank you, Jude, for creating a resting spot for folks to learn more about Rockwall County history!

By Dawn Redig, Blue Ribbon News. Photos submitted by Lynn Wilkerson. 

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