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Tigard Scout earns Eagle rank

Alec Trecker devotes his project to the outdoor facilities at American Legion Post 158
by: Submitted photo Tigard Scout Alec Trecker is flanked by American Legion Post 158 members after his Eagle project, on behalf of the post.

Boy Scout Alec Trecker of Tigard Troop 423 earned his Eagle Scout by sprucing up the outdoor facilities of Tigard American Legion Post 158 in August.

Trecker got his plan approved by the veterans and raised money to cover the costs of the supplies he needed. The labor came in the form of the rest of Troop 423 and a handful of parents, who came together over the course of a few weekends to do the work.

Together, the team powerwashed and painted the large gazebo behind the American Legion hall and built and installed planter boxes.

Constructed in 1995, weather had taken a toll on the exterior structures at the American Legion's facilities. There was rust on the light fixtures, peeling paint and other damage.

Sherwin Williams in Tigard donated about $250 worth of painting supplies for the project, according to Ted Trecker, Alec's dad.

Trecker, 16, is an honor student at Tualatin High School. He is a football player and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Trecker already had a relationship with members of the Legion because he and other Troop members helped put up and take down flags at Crescent Grove Cementary for Memorial Day.

'He felt good about serving those who served us,' Ted Trecker said of his son's project.