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Sunday, May 05, 2013 11:06 PM



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OTTOVILLE — Cory Fischer and Jacob Turnwald of Ottoville joined the likes of Astronaut Neil Armstrong and President Gerald Ford Sunday as they earned their Eagle Scout designation.

Fischer and Turnwald, both seniors at Ottoville High School, completed their projects this past year. Fischer chose the entrance to Ottoville Park, removing the trees, bushes and shrubs and replacing them with landscaping, rock and a new sign. Turnwald installed a new flag pole at the Putnam County Airport Terminal Building in Ottawa.


Each enlisted approximately 15 helpers, including other Scouts, to complete their projects.


Fischer said he became interested in attaining is Eagle Scout ranking after his brother received his. Turnwald has two uncles who achieved their Eagle designation.

Former Ottoville resident and Boy Scout District Committee member Dale Wittler attended the Court of Honor ceremonies Sunday. He said both young men worked hard to earn the pinnacle Boy Scout award.

“This isn’t just something they earn in a year. They work toward Eagle Scout the whole time they are in Scouting,” Wittler said. “Everything builds up to this. Scouting is like a manual. That manual follows the growth of our young men.”

Wittler went on to say a lot of support must come from those surrounding the boys.

“This also takes dedicated parental support and motivation to keep them on track. The community also needs to be behind these guys so they can finish their projects,” Wittler added. “The older they get, the more involved they are school and other activities and it can be easy to lose sight of all your goals.”

Wittler said in Putnam, Van Wert and Paulding counties, 17 young men will earn their Eagle Scout rank this year.

Both young men are active in band, the school musical, baseball and National Honor Society. Fischer also plays basketball and soccer. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in secondary education. He is the son of Rick and Lori Fischer.

Turnwald plans to attend the University of Dayton, majoring in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Jerry and Ann Turnwald.


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