Austin Klingler kneels next to a statue in the garden he planted at the Auglaize County Crisis Center for his Eagle Scout award. (Photo provided)
Wapakoneta High School senior Austin Klingler was initially unsure of what he wanted to do his Eagle Scout project on.
After speaking with his scout master, George Herman, he came to find out about an organization that he didn’t even know existed—the Auglaize County Crisis Center.
The crisis center, whose mission is “to provide a coordinated family intervention program to ensure the safety, dignity and self-determination of those involved in a violent family relationship,” felt like the right organization for Klingler to help.
“He (Herman) and I talked about different areas, and he mentioned the crisis center—I asked about it, and I thought it would be nice to help out the people there,” Klingler said.
Klingler decided that a good way to help would be to plant a flower garden in the backyard of the facility as a relaxation area for patients to go. He found some workable ground, and started planting in May of 2013.
He said it took him about three to four days of actual physical work on the garden, with the help of several friends, family and his fellow Boy Scouts.
For the full story, see the Friday, March 7 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.