Lexington Medical Center sends a warm thank you to the members of Boy Scout Troop 153. The scouts created a coloring book for children who are patients at our hospital and children who are visiting loved ones at the hospital.
Aaron Alessi led the project and illustrated the book for his Eagle Scout project. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.
Lexington Medical Center printed the coloring books. Members of the troops put them together and delivered them around the hospital.
The coloring book is dedicated by the troop in memory of fellow troop member and Eagle Scout Derrick Emory Britt, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 18.