Presentation ceremony of the finished water safety kiosk and life preserver loaner station occurred at the North Shore Marina. From left at Shore Marina are Jesse David Watkins, Aaron McCormick, Anthony Beauregard from the Lahontan State Park, Mitchell Whitaker, and Robbie Mortensen. Not pictured are Kaleel Rickerson, Cord Hendrix, Caleb Hendrix, Destry Edwards and Scout Master Daniel Perazzo.

Jesse David Watkins of Troop 439, Boy Scouts of America, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout for his project at Lahontan State Park. Watkins’ project was the construction of a water safety kiosk and life preserver loaner station at the North Shore Marina and boat dock.

The project included the design, purchase of materials and construction of the kiosk in cooperation with Anthony Beauregard Park Supervisor III and other State Parks personnel.

The troop painted the materials, excavated the site, fanned and poured concrete and then assembled the pre-made sections of the kiosk Jesse and his fellow Scouts along with their adult leaders put in 226 hours during last summer, finishing the kiosk one week before the Fourth of July weekend.

In addition to the kiosk, Troop 439 gathered 36 new and used life preservers for the loaner station. Watkins received the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor earlier this year in the Cultural Hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Watkins is tbe son of David and Tammie Watkins.

Jesse Watkins would like to thank all those who donated their time, talents, and labor on this project.