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Frankfort Boy Scout Troop 270 Assistant Scoutmaster Paul Herbst (right) shows Scout Michael Clarkin how to level an area for a fire pit Saturday, May 25, at Frankfort United Methodist Church. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Lincoln-Way East student Michael Clarkin (center) poses Saturday, May 25, in front of the fire pit he and other Scouts built at Frankfort United Methodist Church for his Eagle Scout project.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
2:03 am CDT June 6, 2019

When a member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church teen group approached Pastor Ken Roh about doing an Eagle Scout project at the church, Roh thought of one word: “community.”

The young man is Frankfort resident Michael Clarkin, a Boy Scout in Troop 270. Clarkin will be a senior at Lincoln-Way East in August. 

“Late last year, Michael came to us and expressed his desire to do his Eagle Scout project at his church,” Roh said. “He went before our church and proposed to put in a new fire pit in our front lawn. We enthusiastically approved.”