Breese Morse Dickinson IV received his Eagle Scout award at Saint James Chapel on May 20.
Breese is the 45th Eagle Scout under T. Hunt Hardinge’s leadership in Troop 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Breese created a wildlife habitat area and rehabilitated wetland area for Saint James School.
As part of a leadership role requirement, Breese supervised local Cub Scouts in the making of 15 birdhouse boxes, which were installed by a few of his Saint James classmates along an existing fence line shaded by pine trees on campus.
He numbered the boxes so his environment science class can monitor the activity. He did the same project for wood ducks. He also created a vegetation border around the Bai Yuka wetlands area to deter nonmigratory geese from further damaging the water source and wetlands habitat area. The Bai Yuka is a natural spring that runs through campus and whose name is Native American for “fountain rock.”
He and his friends planted a mix of hydrangeas, maples and native grasses. These plantings will also help to control erosion. Moreover, they removed more than 1,000 tree guards from trees that were planted five years ago in the reforestation area next to the school property.
Troop 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church has been in existence for 80 years.
Breese is the 101st Eagle Scout from Troop 10.
He is is a fifth-former at Saint James School.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Breese Mark Dickinson, and grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Breese Morse Dickinson and Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. Maechling.