JCA Graduate’s Eagle Scout Project Improves Joliet Park


Kevin Doom, along with brother Kyle Doom (’06), hammers a metal spike while working on a pathway at Garnsey Park. -photo courtesy of Bob Okon/Shaw Media

Joliet Catholic Academy graduate Kevin Doom (’15) recently completed a service project at Joliet’s Garnsey Park. Doom, along with many family members and friends, have built a crushed limestone pathway from a parking lot through the park and to the St. Joseph’s Park baseball field as his Eagle Scout project.

“For years, people would walk on the grass, and it would be hard for people with walkers, wheelchairs or strollers,” Doom said Friday afternoon while working on the project with several others. “This path will definitely make it a lot easier and a lot more accessible.”

The last layer of gravel was set to be added Tuesday morning.

Doom, 17, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 18 of Joliet. He graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy in the spring and is headed for Northern Illinois University to study meteorology.

He’s been in Scouting for 12 years and said, “It teaches you a lot of great values and valuable skills you just don’t learn in everyday life.”

-Excerpts from Bob Okon’s Joliet Herald News Article that appeared on Tuesday, July 28. Click Here to read the entire article.

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