OTTAWA — Eleven boy scouts were inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor during a special ceremony in Ottawa. The boy scouts were members of Boy Scout Troop 224 and were inducted January 21 at the Ottawa VFW.

Scott Ketner, scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 224, said the eleven boy scouts had put in over 2,000 service hours working on their eagle scout projects. The projects included enhancing the storage facility, landscaping, renovating a caboose, restoring a gazebo, and building free libraries.

The Eagle Scouts included Garret Croy, Jacob Croy, Nathaniel DeMuth, Jacob Fenbert, Logan Hohenbrink, Grant Hovest, Caleb Kuhlman, Wilson Otto, Eli Schmenk, Noah Sutter and Owen Thomas.

Garret, the son of Jeff and Cari Croy, is a junior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Garret’s Eagle Scout project was to do renovations to the band concession stand at the O-G stadium.

A freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf, Jacob is the son of Jamey and Jen Croy. His Eagle Scout project was to assist the O-G football and track programs with safety enhancement features for their storage facility at the O-G stadium. Together with his team, they were able to add heat, and interior and exterior lighting and receptacles in the facility.

Nathaniel is a junior at Miller City-New Cleveland High School. He is the son of Jeff and Vicki DeMuth. His Eagle Scout project was to landscape the front of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ottawa. With the help of his team, Nathan organized the planting of nearly 30 bushes and decorative plants as well as laying a weed barrier and finishing the project with ten tons of river rock.

Diane and Doug Fenbert are the parents of Jacob, a junior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. For his Eagle Scout project, Jacob took on the task of restoring the gazebo at Waterworks Park. With the help of his team he worked to make the gazebo more inviting to visitors to the park. This included power washing the gazebo, removing staples and nails on the posts, fixing the boxes surrounding the electrical outlets, replacing broken and missing boards and replacing all the boards for the seating of the interior of gazebo. He also stained and resealed the gazebo.

Logan is currently a sophomore at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He is the son of Brad and Cheryl Hohenbrink. For his Eagle Scout project, Logan designed and built garden beds for the residents at The Meadows of Ottawa to allow the residents access to do gardening.

Grant is the son of Dave and Keri Hovest. He is a freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. For his Eagle Scout project, Grant cut a hiking path at Arrowhead Park in the repurpose darea of the park.

Caleb is the son of Joe and Susan Kuhlman. He is a freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. For his Eagle Scout project, Caleb renovated the caboose at Ottawa Memorial Park. This included removing and replacing warped, broken and rotted boards at the caboose. Baseboards were added to each side of the caboose to prevent future damage. The entire caboose was repainted including the wheels and metal steps on the sides. The B & O railroad letters were repainted on each side of the caboose, returning it to the original look. Plants were added to the front of the stage area.

Wilson is a freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He is the son of Vicki Otto and Randy Otto. Wilson’s Eagle Scout project was doing landscaping and making a rock garden at Ottawa Elementary. He painted, trimmed and replanted bushes all around the school was well as planting new grass. Wilson also did mulching and put down stone, including a rock garden in the front of the school. This included each student at Ottawa Elementary painting their own unique rock in the rock garden. He sealed each rock and added it to the “Only One You” garden.

Eli is the son of Dawn and Matt Schmenk. He is a freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. For his Eagle Scout project, Eli built a sign for the Water Works park and added some landscaping around the sign. He also sanded down, pulled out many staples and painted picnic tables at the park.

Noah is a sophomore at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He is the son of Jon Sutter and Carrie Vanderhoff. For his Eagle Scout project, Noah built two “Little Free Libraries” Both are registered on a worldwide map. One of the libraries is located at Ottawa Waterworks Park and the other is in the Ottawa Memorial Park.

Owen is the son of Randy and Jaime Thomas. He is a freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Owen’s Eagle Scout project included laying pavers along a wall in front of a magnetic board in the Hilty Preschool & Child Care play area. Owen also completed staining a gazebo for the Hilty Home.