Milford teen finds path to Eagle Scout in labyrinth

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Nick Wright stands in the center of his Eagle Scout project on Saturday just before the Eagle Ceremony at Reformation Lutheran Church.

MILFORD – Nick Wright, 16, of Milford, chose to restore a special place for Reformation Lutheran Church and its congregation in order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

On Saturday, April 18, during a ceremony just feet away from his Eagle Scout project in front of his proud family, troop members and friends Nick as confirmed as a member of one of the Boy Scouts of America’s highest ranks.

Behind the Lutheran Church on Lakeview Avenue in Milford, is a special place for reflection and prayer – a prayer labyrinth.

Originally constructed by a former pastor of the church, the labyrinth is a stone garden complete with a stone-spiral path that terminates at a small bench for silent reflection. It had fallen in disrepair and needed to be restored.

“It seemed like an important place and I wanted to bring it back,” the newest Eagle Scout said. “You walk along the path and pray.”

The Milford High School Junior said it took him about 100 hours of work to restore the area.

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