Eagle Scout Project Cleans Up Drew’s Field

November 30, 2014

A t-ball field at Bradberry Park in Walnut Hill received some much needed attention this weekend from Eagle Scout candidate Benjamin Stott of Bratt.

Stott chose to focus his Eagle Scout project onĀ  beautifying and repairing Drew’s Field, which was dedicated in 2009 in memory of two-year Drew Marlow who died in a January 2008 Highway 97 traffic crash along with his father Danny Marlow.

Stott and his small team of friends and family worked to clear overgrowth from the base paths, the pitcher’s mound and batter’s box, pulled weeds from the field fence, fertilized the outfield, cleaned out the flower box surrounding a monument and replaced the dirt and weeds with decorative rocks.

He was helped by his brother Samuel Stott, Johnathan Elliot, Triston Long, Thomas Long, Ashley Long, Bill Pettus and his parents Kevin and Sherry Stott.

Benjamin Stott is a senior at Northview High School and will turn 18 in a few weeks. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 430 in Molino.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


15 Responses to “Eagle Scout Project Cleans Up Drew’s Field”

  1. Barbara on December 3rd, 2014 3:06 pm

    THANK YOU!!! You have beautiful souls-you Northview students!! I am SOOOOO very proud of you.

  2. Carmen on December 1st, 2014 10:51 am

    Wonderful to see young people doing great things. Great job Benjamin and thank you for raising a good man Mr. and Mrs. Stott.

  3. Karen Sue Coleman Leonardi on December 1st, 2014 7:53 am

    Congratulations! It is so good to see young men doing such good work in the community!

  4. Lady on December 1st, 2014 1:45 am

    This was awesome. I am so proud that we still have scouts going all the way to the top. My only two sons went thru this long path to become Eagle Scouts in Atmore because we did not have a troop down this way. It takes sacrifices on the Boy Scout and his entire family to achieve this goal. Maybe this will inspire others to go all the way. Congratulations!

  5. Cyndi Wilson Keenan on November 30th, 2014 8:40 pm

    Benjamin, I am so honored that you chose Drew’s field for your project. You did an amazing job cleaning up the field and getting it prepared for the upcoming season. Thanks so much for your hard work!

  6. Troop 252, Davis, NC on November 30th, 2014 4:34 pm

    Proud of you Benjamin. Still count you as a member of our troop even though you have been in Florida for a few years. Alex is working on his project at the Stacy Community Center also. We are proud of both of you and excited in the growth that both of you have shown since you bridged over into the Boy Scouts from Pack 252 as 5th graders.

  7. Tom Meehan on November 30th, 2014 4:05 pm

    Way to go Ben! Making Eagle is quite an accomplishment. This project and the work you have put into all those merit badges shows what you are capable of. As one of your former teachers (and an Eagle Scout), I am especially proud of you. Keep up the great work!!!

  8. Sherry Stott on November 30th, 2014 1:26 pm

    Benjamin, your dad & I are so proud of the young man you have become. Keep up the good work! Samuel & Jonathan, I thank you for helping your brother.

  9. molino jim on November 30th, 2014 1:19 pm

    Best of wishes to this young man and his friends and helpers. The sad part is that except for our own good local source the news sources will not share the good news that we have good young people in this world.

  10. BillyP on November 30th, 2014 11:40 am

    Hard work pays of for the T-Ballers of Bradberry Park in Walnut Hill. Job well done and very worthy of a Eagle Project run and organized by a young man working toward his Eagle.. The highest rank for a scout.. Troop 430 and Aldersgate United Methodist church who sponsors the Cub Pack 430 and Boy Scout Troop are very proud of this achievement.
    The troop and pack meet at Aldersgate on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM each week. Any boy age 6 to 18 is welcome to come visit and join in the scouting program.

  11. BPD on November 30th, 2014 10:44 am

    Actions speak louder than words and this is a bold statement of character. Attitude and effort will take you far. Keep it up.

  12. Sandi on November 30th, 2014 8:25 am

    Looks awesome! Great job everyone:)

  13. Molino resident on November 30th, 2014 6:55 am

    Good job too all involved. Outstanding young man right there

  14. E on November 30th, 2014 6:42 am

    Kevin and Sherry Stott, you raised a wonderful young man. I know you are proud. Many thanks Benjamin, because of you kids now have a safe place to play.

  15. K on November 30th, 2014 6:27 am

    Lovely thing to do, wonderful young man!