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Cozad Boy Scout Troop #1189’s Jacob Engel and Evan Thome recently completed their Eagle Scout projects out at Cozad’s Bellamy Park.
The inspiration to build dugouts on the Pony League Baseball Field at Bellamy Park began two years ago. There have been no dugouts on the baseball field at Bellamy Park, so Engel and Thome decided to create and build two dugouts to ‘house’ and shelter players during games. 
The dugouts measure 24 feet long X 6 feet wide X 8 feet high.
The scouts said they researched plans on the Internet and used the dugouts at Stuckey as guides for their projects. Once they had their plans in place they completed the dugouts in about a month’s time.
“This project involved a lot more planning than I originally thought that it would,” Thome said.
“I agree with that and want to add that it entailed a lot more work than I thought that it would,” Engel noted.
The requirement for an Eagle Scout project is that a minimum of 40 hours be spent in planning and executing the project. Both felt that the construction of the dugouts required quite a bit over the required number of hours.
Both Engel and Thome agreed they had learned a lot from their projects, and concurred that they did not want to pursue a career in construction.
Engel and Thome said they were indebted to Kelly Naslund, Paulsen Inc. for the help with the metal portions of the building as well as Don Dillon from Paulsen Inc.
The scouts also expressed appreciation to the Cozad Little League Board who helped with lumberyard bills, Mead Lumber in Cozad, the Wilson Foundation and the family members who helped them with their projects.
The dugouts were completed in time for the spring Pony League season, and the scouts were pleased to see this much needed addition to the field they once played on come to fruition. Thome’s younger brother, Cooper will one day play on the field and enjoy the amenities of the dugouts.
The dugouts will also be enjoyed by high school girls’ softball teams at Cozad’s Invite on Hay Days weekend and at district tournaments when played in Cozad.
Jacob is the son of Brian & Marsha Engel and Evan is the son of and Mike and Wendy Thome of Cozad.
Cozad Boy Scout Troop #1189’s Jacob Engel and Evan Thome recently completed their Eagle Scout projects out at Cozad’s Bellamy Park.
The inspiration to build dugouts on the Pony League Baseball Field at Bellamy Park began two years ago. There have been no dugouts on the baseball field at Bellamy Park, so Engel and Thome decided to create and build two dugouts to ‘house’ and shelter players during games. 
The dugouts measure 24 feet long X 6 feet wide X 8 feet high.
The scouts said they researched plans on the Internet and used the dugouts at Stuckey as guides for their projects. Once they had their plans in place they completed the dugouts in about a month’s time.
“This project involved a lot more planning than I originally thought that it would,” Thome said.
“I agree with that and want to add that it entailed a lot more work than I thought that it would,” Engel noted.
The requirement for an Eagle Scout project is that a minimum of 40 hours be spent in planning and executing the project. Both felt that the construction of the dugouts required quite a bit over the required number of hours.
Both Engel and Thome agreed they had learned a lot from their projects, and concurred that they did not want to pursue a career in construction.
Engel and Thome said they were indebted to Kelly Naslund, Paulsen Inc. for the help with the metal portions of the building as well as Don Dillon from Paulsen Inc.
The scouts also expressed appreciation to the Cozad Little League Board who helped with lumberyard bills, Mead Lumber in Cozad, the Wilson Foundation and the family members who helped them with their projects.
The dugouts were completed in time for the spring Pony League season, and the scouts were pleased to see this much needed addition to the field they once played on come to fruition. Thome’s younger brother, Cooper will one day play on the field and enjoy the amenities of the dugouts.
The dugouts will also be enjoyed by high school girls’ softball teams at Cozad’s Invite on Hay Days weekend and at district tournaments when played in Cozad.
Jacob is the son of Brian & Marsha Engel and Evan is the son of and Mike and Wendy Thome of Cozad.