Several months following the restoration of seven stations of the cross by fellow Scout Anthony Rach last fall, Troop 228 member Dillon Pusateri (pictured above, far left) led a project to restore the remaining eight stations of the cross along the trail of the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
The project proved to be more difficult due to the inclement winter weather conditions. While the bulk of the project took two days to complete, Dillon held several more work days with smaller groups of scouts to achieve the end result.
Dillon embarked on this journey after being in contact with a member of the Spiritan Center staff about an area of the property that was in need of renovation. After months of planning, which included tips from carpenters, handymen, and friends on how to adapt to the weather conditions, he put his plan in action.
Ready for the difficult work that lay ahead, Dillon brought the project home, lugging all eight stations into his basement where they were completely restored by more than 35 members of Troop 228. His hard work paid off and he achieved Eagle Scout ranking.
Dillon graduated from Bethel Park High School in June 2018 and plans to study political science at nearby Slippery Rock University this fall. He hopes to bring the hard work and useful skills he learned from scouting into college life while keeping ties to his troop as a Scoutmaster.
The Spiritans are grateful to Dillon, Anthony, and their fellow Scouts, family, and friends for their time and effort in completing this renovation project.