Boy Scout donates 50 fans to Lexington PD’s fan giveaway program
Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Recently, Boy Scout Levi Campbell donated 50 box fans to the Lexington Police Department’s summer fan giveaway program. This was the culmination of Campbell’s Eagle Scout project. The fans were accepted by Chief Terrance Green for the department.
Each candidate for the Eagle Scout badge, scouting’s highest rank, must plan a service project that is then reviewed for approval by the area’s scouting staff. Then, they must carry out the project. After it’s complete, they submit a report on the completed project for review.
Often, Eagle Scout candidates enlist the assistance of other scouts that are of a lesser rank. This acts to improve the candidates' leadership skills, and helps to mentor younger boys that are working towards advancing in their own rank.
In Campbell’s case, he donated the fans to Lexington PD so that they could then be given to people within the town who have no, or inadequate cooling in their homes. Each year, Lexington PD gives away a multitude of these fans to people in need.
Many Eagle Scouts go on to become great leaders after they leave scouting. Some include Lexington County’s Sheriff Jay Koon, former US President Gerald Ford, Astronaut Neil Armstrong, H. Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire, and presidential candidate and the former governor of the state of Texas, Rick Perry.