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RSM Teen Combines Boy Scouts, National Honor Society Projects to Help Troubled Kids

Robert Shipma, a student at Trabuco Hills High School, holding one of the stained-glass stepping stones he made. Photo courtesy Mary Shipma.
Robert Shipma, a student at Trabuco Hills High School, holding one of the stained-glass stepping stones he made. Photo courtesy Mary Shipma.
Robert Shipma, a junior at Trabuco Hills High, recently combined an Eagle Scout service project with his local National Honor Society project to beautify Boys Town California’s Cherry Family home in Trabuco Canyon.

Boys Town California is a charity that helps abused and neglected children build a better life for themselves.

Shipma first raised more than $2,000 to purchase supplies for his Eagle Project.  Then, Robert and his 35 volunteers spent over 200 combined hours replacing and adding sprinklers, removing weeds, laying mesh to keep gophers from making dangerous holes, covering the mesh with soil, laying sod and installing pavers.

Then he and National Honor Society students at Trabuco Hills High School spent four hours each making 12 stained-glass stepping stones that were also installed at Boys Town California’s Cherry Family home.


Brad McGirr April 21, 2014 at 08:27 PM
Outstanding service; congratulations Robert! And congratulations to your parents for raising such a generous young man.
Shannon Jonsson April 22, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Congratulations on all of your hard work! What a terrific way to serve our community. We need more teens like you Robert!!

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