As the day gets closer to when our new Sport Clips Heroes Arena will be ready for classes, a new piece of very important equipment arrived last week. This beautiful mounting block was custom-made by Cameron Taylor, 13, from Boy Scout Troop 151 in Georgetown as part of his Eagle Scout project. Being able to safely mount and dismount is incredibly important for the health and well-being of both our riders and equines, and this block will help ensure that for years to come.
Cameron and his family approached ROCK earlier this spring about the possibility of working with us on his Eagle Scout project. He said he was drawn to ROCK because of the ability to give back to veterans. Together with some guidance from our facility and volunteer department, Cameron settled on building a mounting block and got to work with some help from his troop.
Cameron would like to thank everyone at ROCK for allowing him to do this amazing project and present it with honor. He would also like to thank those that helped him make this project a reality: his parents Scott Taylor (Troop 151 Assistant Scout Master) and Tonya Taylor, brother Cole Taylor (2nd Class), Lucas Springborn (Star), Mr. Springborn (Troop Advancement Chair), Danny Nelson (Life), Brandon Hise (Tenderfoot), Corwin Diaz (Star), Aslan Diaz (Tenderfoot), Tom and Melissa Diaz (Toop 151 Leaders), James Strickland (Life), and Steven Strickland (Scout). Troop 151 is chartered by American Legion Post 174 and representative BJ MacMillan.
Below are some photos of the mounting block under construction and being delivered! Thank you so much to Cameron and Troop 151 for supporting ROCK and our mission to improve independence and life skills in partnership with the horse.