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The Times
  • Scout installs new sign at Herkimer Co. Humane Society

  •  Cain Bowman is on his way to earning the title of Eagle Scout.

    The 17-year old member of Troop No. 31 recently completed his Eagle Scout project.

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  •  Cain Bowman is on his way to earning the title of Eagle Scout.
    The 17-year old member of Troop No. 31 recently completed his Eagle Scout project.
    Bowman said he has always been fond of animals so he decided to offer his assistance to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Bowman said the paint on the entrance sign was chipping so he took the sign down and installed a new one. He also added a flower bed around the sign and a bird house for an improved appearance. He even helped the animals inside by refurbishing the cat room.
    Bowman completed his project with help from his friends, including his fellow Boy Scouts from Troop No. 31 and Girl Scouts from Troops No. 405, 382 and 772. While helping, the Junior Girl Scouts of Troop No. 302 earned their Bronze Award, which is the highest award a Junior Scout can receive.
    Bowman is a senior at Little Falls High School and has been accepted to attend the pre - medicine program at Nazareth College in Rochester.
    In order for Bowman to reach Eagle Scout status he must go to the Eagle Scout Board of Review. The board will then decide if his leadership skills and project have earned him the title of Eagle Scout.
    Bowman’s mother, Catherine Gillen, said she is proud of her son’s achievements.
    “Everything he has done will help him with future endeavors. By being an Eagle Scout he will be seen by future employers as more valued individual,” she said.
    For his project, Bowman applied for the Boy Scout Eagle Program Grant from Lowe’s in Herkimer and was awarded a $100 gift card. George Lumber in Little Falls donated hardware and lumber for the sign, Pohlig’s in Little Falls donated paint and respirator masks, Little Falls Carpet donated carpet scraps for the cat room, Elizabeth’s Country Garden in Little Falls donated all of the flowers for the flower bed, Collis Hardware in Herkimer donated tools, the Bergens family of Little Falls donated the post caps, the Mohawk Civic Center donated funding for the project and Gary Bowman donated top soil and tools.
    Bowman said all of the donations were given right away. “There was no waiting for donations, as soon as I asked for help everyone was willing to help and responded immediately,” he said.
    As an animal lover it was not hard for Bowman to complete his project.
    “If there is anything I can do to help the animals find a home, I’ll do it,” he said.
    Before the old sign was hard to read, now the sign is more visible and the flowers add a welcoming feeling to the property, said Bowman. With all the work he has done, Bowman said hopes it will lead to the animals of the Herkimer County Humane Society finding a loving home.
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