by Jack Pritchett
Life Scout - Troop 34
My Eagle Scout Project
Memorial Plaque & Cannon Restoration
Main Street - Staunton, IL. Located in front of Staunton's Police Department & Public Library
Monetary donations for materials, and information related to the history of these items would also be greatly appreciated
About My Project:
I plan to create a memorial by mounting a plaque that has the names of World War I and World War II servicemen who were killed in action. My project will also include a walkway and solar lighting to make the memorial easily visible. I plan to re-landscape the surrounding area, repairing the base to the Civil War cannon that is already located in this area.
Details of My Project
  • Mount the Memorial Plaque on the Exterior Wall
  • Install a Concrete Walkway
  • Install Solar Lighting
  • Planting 2 Trees & Replacing Landscaping Blocks in the Landscaping Area
  • Repair the Base of the Cannon and Possibly Add a Historical Marker
Any Donations Would Be GREATLY Appreciated
Please Make Checks Payable to:
Boy Scout Troop 34

Boy Scout Troop 34
% Jack Pritchett
229 W. Main Street
Staunton, IL 62088
Phone: 618-635-2244
History of My Project:
Cornelius Godfrey

My project started with the donation of the memorial plaque from Anderson Hospital. The plaque was originally part of Community Memorial Hospital but was removed when the building was renovated in 2014.

This plaque is a memorial to area servicemen who were killed in action during World War I and World War II and is an important part of our town's history. I selected project site because it would be highly visible to the public and close to the City's Veteran's Memorial.

When I visited the project site, I found a cannon that was hidden by a bush. After some research, I found that this is actually a Civil War cannon and has been part of the City since 1908. I found that the base of this cannon was in poor condition.

I decided to expand my project to include cleaning up this entire area and hopefully restoring the base to the cannon.

Meet Jack Pritchett

Hello, my name is Jack Pritchett, I am a Life Scout of Troop 8034.

I am a sophomore at Staunton High School. I am a member of the band, the Bulldog Business Club, the Nerd Club, the soccer team and the trap team.

I have lived in Staunton my entire life and have had family members who have served in the military.

My project is focused on creating a military memorial and improving an area on the main street of our town.

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