Worthington News

Sophomore earns Eagle after re-landscaping school entrance


Alex Brown, a sophomore at Thomas Worthington High School, went back to kindergarten for his Eagle Scout project.

Alex, a member of Worthington Troop 332, earned the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout recently after re-landscaping the kindergarten entrance at Worthington Estates Elementary School.

He was familiar with the school and knew it needed some improvements, as he had attended kindergarten through sixth grade at Worthington Estates.

He replaced the fence surrounding the area where the young students line up and removed unsightly old bushes, replacing them with a garden of 75 plants and three trees.

In the garden is an inscribed rock, calling his project "Kinder-Garden," which is a German word for children's garden.

Alex selected the plants for the garden and used mostly plants with names children would recognize and enjoy, such as Mouse Ears, Ballerina, Red Riding Hood, Teaspoon, Root Beer, Fire Chief, Whee!, Munchkin, Alakazam, Blue Beard, Jiminy Cricket, Cupcake and Shooting Star.

The large boulders he used were unearthed during Worthingway Middle School's track replacement project.

Alex's goal for his project was to create a welcoming and enjoyable space for the children who are just beginning their educational journey, he said.