Michael Janssen, who has been involved in scouting since first grade and represents Troop 831 in Kohler, approached Kohler Recreation Department Director John Brigham this past summer seeking opportunities to complete his Eagle Scout project.
Together they identified the need for permanent storage and organization of the youth baseball program equipment at Lost Woods Park. From there, Michael came up with a plan for the best way to inventory, organize, and store the baseball and softball equipment.
Michael tackled the project after a busy fall playing for the Kohler High School soccer team, but by that time, Lost Woods Park had been winterized, so there was no running water. The Scouts jumped into action hauling water to Lost Woods Park so they could hand clean all of the gear.
“I am so impressed by this young man’s ability to see this project through from the conceptual stage – planing the logistics, organizing the project, and executing it,” said John Brigham. “All while maintaining a busy schedule as a student athlete at Kohler High School.”
Brigham said the project will help the Rec. Department keep their baseball and softball equipment categorized, and streamline the process of distributing and collecting equipment for all of their youth coaches.
Michael also was able to secure some donations from the community and funding assistance from the Kohler Police Athletic League to make this project a reality. “I could not be happier with the results!” Brigham said. “On behalf of the Rec. Department and youth baseball, thank you Michael, the Jansen family, and Troop 831 for your hard work. We are so proud to have future leaders like you in our community!”
Michael said some of his helpers with the project were his late father Travis and his sister Abbey, Todd Wake, Jason Pierce, Owen Multer, Ben Wake, Christian Pieper, Ethan Dillon, and Ethan Pierce.