K-9 obstacle course created as Eagle Scout project opens
A K-9 obstacle course created as an Eagle Scout project was officially opened at the Kenosha County Detention Center, 4777 – 88th Avenue, on Saturday morning.
On hand were K-9 teams from the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Police Department.
Also, at the event was Boy Scout James Nowak, who built the obstacle course as his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. Nowak, a member of St. Mark’s Troop 507, approached the Sheriff’s and Police Departments about the possibility of building the course. The Sheriff’s Department was able to identify a site at the Detention Center that would serve the needs of both departments and allow 24-hour access without disturbing neighbors. This location allows K-9 handlers to train with their partners during their regular work shift anytime of the day or night.
Nowak worked with local volunteers to build the obstacle course. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. and the Kiwanis made donations toward the project. Lowe’s donated all of the building supplies, which totaled nearly $1,500. Yuka Fence supplied the fencing for the site, said Scout master Tom Zamba.
Said Sheriff David Beth:
“(Kenosha) Police Chief Morrissey and I are glad that James would consider our department K-9 teams for his Eagle Scout Project. This course will insure the health and safety of our dogs for many years to come.”