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Teen repairs park benches as part of Eagle Scout project

Brody Schmitt, 15, of Cranberry Township, sits on one of 10 benches in Cranberry Township Community Park that he repaired and repainted as a project to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

CRANBERRY TWP — Brody Schmitt, 15, of Cranberry Township is not one to rest on his laurels.

His 21 merit badges earned in his 10-year career in scouting are proof of that.

But visitors to Cranberry Township Community Park will be able to rest on one of the 10 park benches he recently repaired as part of his requirement to earn Eagle Scout rank.

Brody, a sophomore at Seneca Valley High School, completed the project in three days between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 with the aid of adult volunteers and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 403.

Brody, the son of Caroline and Jim Schmitt, said most Scouts attain scouting's seventh and final rank of Eagle Scout when they are 16 or 17 years old. He was just in a position to try to earn it early.

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