Christopher Pike completes Eagle Scout Project
Christopher Pike Is a 17-year-old Life Scout from Troop 3 North Dighton who has recently finished his Eagle Scout Project. Chris began his journey to becoming an Eagle Scout in the 3rd grade and joined Pack 2 of Rehoboth. Years later, Chris would go on to join Troop 3 North Dighton lead by Michael Cordeiro began obtaining the requirements for Eagle Scout. Of these many requirements, Chris, like many others pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout, had to complete a civil service project.
In the spring of 2019, Chris began planning the construction of a Veteran’s Memorial with the guidance of Jake Kramer. The memorial would consist of a Howitzer cannon seated on a hexagonal cement slab at the intersection of Bay State Road and Pond Street at the corner of Redway Plain. Each side of the hexagon would have a parallel bench designated to one of the 6 (yes, there are now 6 branches) of the military.
Dedicated to active duty service members and veterans, this memorial would be an addition to the already established gazebo at Redway Plain.
Construction began in the fall of 2019 with the help of many local companies and individuals volunteering their time Including Bill Higby from Island International who cleared, excavated, hauled and prepped the site, Larry, Mourato, Biss Lumber, Bill Conway from Bay Crane, Pike Machine, Mike Dias of MJD Excavating who donated the concrete, Quarry Brothers, American Legion Post 302, and the Rehoboth Police Department. On November 10th, Chris and the scouts of Troop 3 finished the project with the support of Bay Crane Company by moving the Howitzer onto its final resting place. The following day, Veterans Day, the memorial was dedicated by Christopher Pike and Jake Kramer to the all Veterans of Rehoboth.
Currently, Chris is finishing the final requirements necessary to obtain the Rank of Eagle Scout. After he obtains the rank of Eagle Scout and finishes his studies at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, Chris plans on attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If that does not work, he will attend a 4-year college for either mechanical or electrical engineering.