Eagle Scout to complete project in Fortville


Grady Wyatt is well on his way to continuing a family tradition.

Grady’s father, Scott Wyatt, and his maternal grandfather, Raymond Modesitt, both were Eagle Scouts.

“I joined Cub Scouts to do what they did and be an Eagle Scout,” Grady said. “So, it’s been there (as a goal) since I started in second grade.”

Grady, a 17-year-old Hamilton Southeastern High School senior, will soon begin working on his Eagle Scout project of building a platform in an area for rain barrels to collect rainwater for people to use to water the community garden in Fortville.

“It’s basically building the platform, installing the platform with cement posts and redirecting the downspouts so they go above the barrels so the water can go into them,” Grady said.

Grady’s hopes to start working on the project soon.

“The actual workload shouldn’t take more than two weekends,” he said.

Grady, a member of Fishers Troop 777, said he plans to raise funds to buy supplies.

“The rough estimate for the budget is around $600. I think my family and friends can cover most of it,” he said. “My grandfather, who lives in Zionsville, said he would help out since he was an Eagle Scout and wants to see me succeed in it.”