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Boy Scout Partners With Police Officer, Others to Complete Eagle Scout Project

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Photos courtesy of Hawai‘i Police Department

A Big Island Boy Scout with aspirations to become an Eagle Scout recently completed a beautification project with assistance from an officer with the Hawai‘i Police Department and other volunteers.

Logan Kidani, with help from Hāmākua Community Policing Officer Joseph Rocha, cleaned up graffiti Aug. 13 at the Laupāhoehoe Point Gym and ‘Ō‘ōkala bus stop as part of the project. A total of 10 volunteers from throughout the Hāmākua District helped.

“At the end of the day, I felt extremely proud of the work we put in to restoring the bus stop and gym,” Kidani said in a media release from the police department.


At the gym, volunteers were eager to help with sanding the wheel chair ramp railings and doors in preparation for painting over the graffiti and refreshing the paint on the doors and railings. At the ‘Ō‘ōkala bus stop, volunteers assisted with clearing weeds from around the structure, picking up trash, sweeping and wiping down the walls in preparation for a fresh coat of paint.

“We are very appreciative of the tremendous efforts from our volunteers who found value in supporting our community project,” Rocha added in the release.

Donations of paint and supplies for Kidani’s Eagle Scout project were provided by:

  • County Department of Parks and Recreation.
  • Boy Scout Troop 1 from Pa‘auilo.
  • Shane Muramaru, an investigator with the county prosecutor’s office.
  • Thomas Petry, a community member from Laupāhoehoe.


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