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Boy Scout contributes to archery range opening soon in Lake Houston Wilderness Park

August 23, 2018

Lake Houston Wilderness Park is the home of 10 new archery targets that will be available for patron use on the park’s soon-to-open archery range.

Constructing the archery targets was accomplished with the help of volunteers, who finished the last of the targets’ wooden frames on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The frame construction project was driven by Tyler Wadell, member of Boy Scout Troop 674, who is pursuing his designation as Eagle Scout. He, his fellow Boy Scouts and community volunteers built the frames by-hand using Wadell’s design schematics and resources donated by local businesses that he helped recruit.

The donation of these target frames came just one day after Wadell’s previous service initiative, when community members joined him at Lake Houston Wilderness Park for a flag retirement ceremony orchestrated by him.

Community member and Vietnam veteran, Lieutenant Colonel John Heimburger, described the ceremony as “somber yet brilliant” and praised those who participated.

“I thought the iconic London Steward, bugler, was a winner,” Heimburger said. “His presentation of TAPS was spectacular.”

The two Scout events drew the attention of political officials, meriting the attendance of a representative from the office of Congressman Ted Poe.