Thanks to the efforts of an aspiring Eagle Scout and the help of other Troop 29 members and volunteers, St Anthony Church in Camdenton has a new trail for visitors to use when visiting the cemetery.

Thanks to the efforts of an aspiring Eagle Scout and the help of other Troop 29 members and volunteers, St Anthony Church in Camdenton has a new trail for visitors to use when visiting the cemetery.

The project was spearheaded by Eagle Scout Zach Riedel, 14, as a community service to obtain his latest scouting achievement. Zach and his twin brother, Jacob, have been involved with scouting for years and decided about 3 years ago that he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps and attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Zach said the cemetery trail seemed like a great project since the church is a troop sponsor. To get ready for the project, Zach was able to recruit help from other scouts from Troop 29, parents and volunteers. On Jan.14, Zach gathered his work crew at the church and over the course of about 4 hours, the group was able to clear brush, limbs and other debris to make a trail around the cemetery. The trail is about 3/4-mile long and is marked with a sign Zach and his dad installed.

The project gave Zach the opportunity to include his love of outdoor activities with doing something to help the church for all they do for the scout troop. Scouting runs deep in the Riedel family. Besides Zach and Jacob, their dad, Scott is a troop leader.