Volunteers in Action

Eagle Scout builds fence for Jacksonville campus

By February 14, 2012No Comments

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Joseph Vaughn, in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout, provided the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes Jacksonville campus a much-needed fence. According to FBCH Area Administrator Randy Harrison, Vaughn’s Eagle Scout project accomplished a task that had been on the campus to-do list for years.

Joey and Jamie Vaughn with the son, Joseph Vaugh, at his Eagle Scout ceremony. Joseph built a fence for the Jacksonville campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. The Vaughn’s are members of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Courtesy photo.

The 57-acre Jacksonville campus includes pastures where the residents take lessons in horseback riding. The old wire fence around the pastures had become distorted as trees grew into its path, but the task of replacing the fence had taken a back seat to maintenance of the campus’ other 14 buildings and extensive grounds.

“We had wanted to get this done for a while, and we are so grateful for volunteers like Joseph who step in to do what our maintenance crew didn’t have time to do,” Harrison said.

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