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Four Boy Scout Projects completed in the last year at Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum

In the last year, the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum has been the recipient of three Eagle Scout projects as well as another boy scout project for a Star Rank. The projects completed include:Boy Scout Fire Tube Boiler

·     Paul Matthews, Troop 122 of Beaumont,  a way-finding sign for a fire-tube boiler that is located behind the photography studio. The project earned him a Star Rank.

Boy Scout Decking·      Armando Morales, Troop 232 of Nederland earned his Eagle Scout Badge for reconstructing the floor of the oil derrick located in the middle of the museum grounds. 

·      Peyton Sosa, Troop 39 of Beaumont, made nine new benches to replace older ones for his Eagle Scout Badge.

·      Nicolas Corsi, Troop 122 of Beaumont, constructed a new oil derrick model that can Boy Scout Benchbe seen from Highway 69 for his Eagle Scout Badge.

“All four of these projects were needed at the museum and are now enjoyed by visitors from all over Texas, the United States and the world," said Director Troy Gray. “My favorite part was watching the parents and scout leaders teaching the younger generation how to use power tools, make sure everything was straight and keep on task.”

Gary said the scouts showed diligence, sincerity and care as they completed their projects.

An Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank in the Boy Scouts program. Only four percent of scouts have achieved this rank since its inception in 1911. The Star Rank is awarded when the scout serves actively in the troop for at least four months, performs at least six hours of community service and earns six merit badges.  

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is a replica of the boomtown that grew up around the Spindletop oil fields in the early 1900s. Located on US 69 at Jimmy Simmons Blvd in Beaumont, the museum is open Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.  The entrance fee is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children under 12.

For more information, contact the museum at 409-880-1750 or by email at gladyscityinfo@gmail.com.