Troop 242 Boy Scouts present bookcases to Bayport church

Debbie Muhlenkord, director of youth education at People’s Congregational Church in Bayport, church pastor; the Rev. Beth Faeth and Boy Scout Troop No. 242 member Liam Gibb stand in front of the bookcase Gibb and other constructed for the church as part of Gibb’s Eagle Scout project. Gibb presented the bookshelf to the church Aug. 19.

BAYPORT–Liam Gibb of Boy Scout Troop No. 242 presented two custom-made oak bookcases to People’s Congregational Church in Bayport, Aug. 19.

The bookcases will be used in Sunday school classrooms to hold books, supplies and other materials, church officials said.

This Eagle Scout Leadership Service project was developed and organized by Gibb. Volunteers and Troop 242 scouts constructed and varnished the bookcases during two planned workdays. The bookcases were designed with input from Debbie Mulenkord, director of youth education at People’s church and approved by the church Operations Board.

People’s senior pastor; the Rev. Beth Faeth, thanked Gibb and received the bookcases on behalf of the church.

“People’s Church has been so blessed by your commitment to scouting and to your church family by using your hands for service,” she said. “An Eagle Scout project is a lot of time and work. Providing the Sunday school classrooms with much-needed storage space was one of the things our teachers and students asked for most.”

Gibb thanked the church, Phil Crampton, Riley Cameron, teachers and scouts from Troop 242 for their support. Gibb raised funds for the project through part-time work and a Lowe’s National Eagle Scout Project Impact grant.