Eagle scout standing in front of his complete project, a life jacket station

Jayden Asper, Eagle Scout

As one of the final steps to earn his Eagle Scout, Jayden Asper has completed two Life Jacket Loaner Stations at Lanier Park. What makes them special is that he dedicated them to his late father, Ladd Asper.

“My dad was so influential in getting me to be a part of scouts,” Jayden said. “He was the source of my motivation, even though he passed away in 2016.”

Jayden is a member of Troop 16, based at First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. He graduated from Chestatee High School this year and is headed to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville to study civil engineering.

Jayden, right, is pictured with Tim Baker, treasurer of Friends of Lake Lanier, and Corps’ Park Ranger Stephen Cahn.

These projects are spearheaded by Friends of Lake Lanier, a volunteer group that has a cooperating association agreement with the Corps of Engineers to assist with various projects on Lake Lanier.

Membership is open to the public. To learn more, visit FriendsofLakeLanier.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Friends of Lake Lanier