Alec Zimmerman built helmet racks for all four baseball dugouts at Dodd Field to benefit the Issaquah Little League, where he began his baseball career. He is pictured here with the dugouts before and after he installed the racks. Photo courtesy of Renee Zimmerman

Issaquah Highlands resident earns Eagle Scout rank

  • Thu Aug 31st, 2017 9:30am
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Alec Zimmerman, age 18 and son of Erick and Renee Zimmerman, was awarded the Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by Boy Scout Troop 636, Chief Seattle Council and the Boy Scouts of America.

To achieve the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project.

Alec spent approximately two years planning his Eagle project, and with the help of over a dozen volunteers, over 400 hours went into building helmet racks to benefit the Issaquah Little League, where he began his baseball career.

His project entailed planning and leading a team of scouts, friends and adults in building custom-made helmet racks for all four baseball dugouts at Dodd Field. Now every Little League player will have their own helmet cubby, conveniently located above the bench.

“After spending several years as an Issaquah Little League baseball player, I couldn’t think of a better organization to benefit from my Eagle project,” Alec said. “This is my opportunity to give back.”

Alec graduated from Issaquah High School, where he was a member of the varsity football and baseball teams, Lakeside Recovery Baseball and Junior State of America. He will be a freshmen this year at the University of Washington on a four-year scholarship with the Air Force ROTC program.

Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more information, visit www.scouting.org.