Over the summer, Steven Fournier, son of Carole and Joe Fournier, designed and built flower boxes for the entrance of Niagara Hospice House as part of his Eagle Scout project.
In order to earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of service, leadership and outdoor skills. This is an esteemed accomplishment; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts go on to become Eagle Scouts.
Fournier said he hopes to complete these requirements within the next 10 to 11 months, right before his 18th birthday. He is currently a member of Cambria Troop 8 under Scoutmaster Todd Fisher. Fournier is the youngest of four boys, all of whom are Eagle Scouts. He attends Starpoint High School and plays soccer.
Niagara Hospice served more than 900 families last year. Hospice is specialized care for the terminally ill. Niagara Hospice provides support services to both the patient and family, providing comfort, dignity and choice. For more information, call Niagara Hospice at 716-439-4417 or visit www.NiagaraHospice.org.
Steven Fournier, a Boy Scout from Cambria Troop 8, stands beside one of the two flower boxes he designed and constructed for the entrance to Niagara Hospice House in the Town of Lockport.