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Eagle Scout spruces up Marina Village

Preston Jamieson
Preston Jamieson

Marina Village students have a new place to catch up on their texting between classes thanks to an Eagle Scout who followed in his big brother’s footsteps.

Last month Preston Jamieson, 14, and his work crew (fellow Scouts, friends and family) installed a new bench at the El Dorado Hills middle school, turning a barren hillside into an inviting hang out.

“I think it looks a lot better,” said the eighth-grader sporting an ankle brace, a result of a minor injury during the construction phase.

Preston’s bench joins one installed by his brother Parker last year just around the corner. When asked why he decided to give back to his school in the same way, Preston said, “It’s such a nice school.”

The Scout with Troop 645 started planning the bench and landscaping project about six months ago. He hosted a car wash in early September to raise the $700-plus needed.

When he’s not involved in Boy Scout activities, Preston plays basketball or practices the trombone; he’s a member of the Marina Village Jazz Band and also a member of the Junior Honor Society.

Preston said the  skills learned in Boy Scouts has helped him in all his activities. “Scouting teaches you to be a leader and a better person,” he explained.

Mom Michelle Jamieson said projects like Preston’s teach young people to give back and volunteer in their community.

“This effort will be enjoyed by staff, students, teachers and parents,” she added. “This bench will last a lifetime.”

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