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Eagle Scout places nets in high school soccer field

Article Date: 
30 May, 2014 (All day)

Dallen Calder will be receiving his Eagle this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Calder has enjoyed the journey that has led to getting his Eagle rank in the scouting program.  
For his Eagle project, he put nets up behind the soccer goal standard at the Morgan High School soccer field.  Calder was concerned for the safety of small children running out into the street to retrieve soccer balls that went over the fence.   
Neighbors were to learn that Calder was putting up the nets.  Over the years, when soccer balls would go over the fence and into the fields, retrieval of the balls was an ongoing battle.  Often times when soccer balls were retrieved, gates would be opened.  In their haste to get the ball back into play, gates would be left open and cows would take advantage of the opportunity to wander.
“One time someone left the gate open, and the cows got out and decided to join the girls soccer practice.  The girls and coaches spent the rest of soccer practice trying to get the cows back into their field,” said Calder.  Putting up the netting has stopped the balls from getting into the neighbors’ fields, keeping the balls in the soccer field. 
An Eagle Court of Honor will be held for Calder June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Calder residence. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Everyone is welcome!