Warwick senior earns Eagle Scout award
After raising the needed funds, Tyler Spangenburg went about leading a major restoration of the fencing at Brickerville's Old Zion Church and cemetery.
For his work, Warwick High School senior Spangenburg has been awarded the Eagle Scout, the highest award in scouting.
The son of James and Stacey Spangenburg of Lititz, he is a member of Boy Scout Troop 154, sponsored by Lititz Church of the Brethren, and was presented with his Eagle on Feb. 24.
His grandfather, Oren Spangenburg, also an Eagle Scout, presented the award.
Tyler Spangenburg began scouting as a Tiger Cub with Cub Scout Pack 44, earning an Arrow of Light award in 2006.
Since joining Troop 154, he has served as senior patrol leader and was selected for the Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow. He also has earned 26 merit badges.
His Eagle project involved repairing and repainting the fencing at the Brickerville church.
Spangenburg supervised 18 volunteers in the effort, which required 156 work hours to replace more than 25 boards and two posts, and to paint more than 400 feet of fencing around the property, which dates to 1748.
Spangenburg was a member of the football team at Warwick, and also is a member of Manheim's Salem United Methodist Church, where he has helped repair homes of impoverished families in West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky while on missions trips.
He plans to major in electrical technology at Penn College of Technology in Williamsport.