Eagle Scout builds benches for soccer club

By Adam Capps

June 6, 2014

Trace Glover of Clinton High School is in the Boy’s Scout Troup 76. When it came time for his Eagle Scout project, Glover knew exactly what needed to be done in his community.

“I used to play soccer out here,” said Glover of the Sampson County Soccer Club at Royal Lane Park. “I always knew that there were no benches out here. There was no place for the kids or anyone to sit. I felt like it was something that needed to be addressed.”

Glover did just that. He made eight benches for the soccer club, and made them well enough to endure nature’s tests for years to come.

Glover’s mother, Laura, noted that the effort took a lot of help. “His fellow scout members, his father, Delton, and his grandfather, Charles, helped him out a lot; accomplishing the benches would not have been possible without everyone’s help.”

Johnathon Allen, director of the Clinton Recreation and Parks Department said that it was great to see Glover give back not only to the community, but to a program that he formerly participated in. “We are so appreciative of these benches. They were greatly needed out here. It was a community effort, but Trace made it happen.”

Glover’s mother expressed that it took a lot of cold, rainy Saturdays to complete the project. She noted that it took over three months to complete everything. “I think he’s proud of himself, and I’m very proud,” attested Mrs. Glover.