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Eagle Scout transforms on-base Dog Park

Tiffany Blevins, Air Force spouse, tells her dog, Little Man, to go into the tunnel at the newly transformed dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. Spencer Fogg transformed the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Tiffany Blevins, Air Force spouse, tells her dog, Little Man, to go into the tunnel at the newly transformed dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. Spencer Fogg transformed the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Eagle Scout Spencer Fogg from Scout Troop 630, and Col. Devin Pepper, Buckley Garrison commander, celebrates the opening of the newly transformed dog park, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. Fogg coordinated and completed the transformation of the dog park by installing ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through at the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Eagle Scout Spencer Fogg from Scout Troop 630, and Col. Devin Pepper, Buckley Garrison commander, celebrates the opening of the newly transformed dog park, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. Fogg coordinated and completed the transformation of the dog park by installing ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through at the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Remi, checks out the new obstacles at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. New ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through were installed by a local Eagle Scout as part of a community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Remi, checks out the new obstacles at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. New ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through were installed by a local Eagle Scout as part of a community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Spencer Fogg, Troop 630 Eagle Scout, participates in the Eagle Oath and Charge at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg was promoted to Eagle Scout after successfully completing the base dog park community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Spencer Fogg, Troop 630 Eagle Scout, participates in the Eagle Oath and Charge at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg was promoted to Eagle Scout after successfully completing the base dog park community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Little Man guards his toy at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. New ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through were installed by a local Eagle Scout as part of his community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Little Man guards his toy at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 4, 2020. New ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through were installed by a local Eagle Scout as part of his community project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Spencer Fogg, Eagle Scout, receives the Eagle Scout neckerchief from his mom after being promoted to Eagle Scout at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg was promoted to Eagle Scout following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly transformed dog park. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Spencer Fogg, Eagle Scout, receives the Eagle Scout neckerchief from his mom after being promoted to Eagle Scout at the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg was promoted to Eagle Scout following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly transformed dog park. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Col. Devin Pepper, Buckley Garrison commander, presents a memento to Spencer Fogg, Eagle Scout, for transforming the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg coordinated and completed the transformation of the dog park by installing ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through at the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

Col. Devin Pepper, Buckley Garrison commander, presents a memento to Spencer Fogg, Eagle Scout, for transforming the dog park on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 7, 2020. Fogg coordinated and completed the transformation of the dog park by installing ramps, hurdles, tunnels and poles to weave through at the dog park to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Dogs bark in anticipation as they approach the fence of the newly transformed Dog Park, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug 7.

Most dogs are regulars at the park and they can sense that something is different about it. 

The difference was made by Eagle Scout hopeful, 18-year-old, Spencer Fogg.  He organized and completed the transformation of the on-base park July 1-2, 2020, to fulfill his community service project requirement to become an Eagle Scout.

“I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this project and earn the Eagle Scout rank without the support of some very important people,” said Fogg.

Fogg coordinated with the base housing office to gain permission to conduct his project. He also contacted local businesses to ask for equipment and supplies for the transformation.  Thanks to local businesses, 100 percent of the supplies and equipment were donated. 

As part of the transformation, Fogg installed an agility course on both sides of the Dog Park that consists of hurdles, ramps, tunnels and poles for the dogs to weave through. 

With help from Aurora Scout Troop 630, Fogg was able to complete the grueling project just in time, as he ships out to Marine Corp Recruit Training on August 9th. 

“I would like to thank my scout troop, Troop 630, for all of their hard work and support with taking on such a grand task,” said Fogg.  “I know it wasn’t easy, but they persevered through the heat, wind and the early mornings and produced a wonderful park for the dogs and their families.”

Col. Devin Pepper, Buckley Garrison commander, recognized Fogg with a memento for his efforts. 

“I love what Spencer has done,” said Pepper. “The organization and leadership that it took to bring this project to fruition and completion was absolutely fantastic, thank you for your hard work!”

Transforming the dog park is not easily forgotten and Fogg will carry the memories of this project with him through life.

“I am overwhelmed with all the love and support, and I will have some amazing memories to carry with me,” said Fogg. “I hope that all the families and dogs here on base will enjoy the wonderful obstacles that we have built for you.”



 

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