Local Boy Scout leads bicycle repair project to earn Eagle Scout honor


Henry Curran, a junior at Ponte Vedra High School, recently completed his Eagle Scout service project to benefit the Sulzbacher Center for the homeless in downtown Jacksonville.

Through a Facebook social media campaign, Curran helped collect unwanted bicycles, which were then repaired by a team of Troop 288 scouts and parents. Local bike shops Open Road and Bikes Inc. donated spare parts to help with the repairs.

The project came to fruition when Curran presented 16 bicycles and locks to the Sulzbacher Center.

The Eagle Scout project is the crowning achievement after years of being a boy scout.

Since it was chartered in 1989, Troop 288 has been the home of 99 scouts to earn the prestigious Eagle Scout designation. Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church is home to Troop 288.