Martin Levins II was honored by the Pasco County Commission on Aug. 10, for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Levins recycled used tennis balls to provide material for low-impact tennis courts for people with disabilities, according to a resolution approved by the county board.
Through his project, more than 40,000 tennis balls were collected and sent to the recycling company called RecycleBalls.
That was enough tennis balls to provide the surface for four low-impact tennis courts, the resolution says.
The project began in July 2019, and with the help of fellow Troop members, school members, friends and family, the 169-hour project was completed in September 2019, the county document adds.
Levins began his scouting days in Natick, Massachusetts. He launched Troop 200 at Saddlebrook Preparatory School, in Wesley Chapel, when he moved there in 2017.
Over the years, he earned 39 merit badges, 13 scouting awards, and the Bronze, Gold and Silver Eagle Palms, after achieving his Eagle.
He also has camped 66 nights, logged 95 miles of hiking and provided 151 hours of service, as well as assisting with his fellow Scouts’ Eagle projects.
Levins is the son of Martin J. Levins and Janet C. Levins, and attends Saddlebrook Preparatory School.
He completed his Eagle Scout requirements in 2019, but didn’t appear before the county board until recently, because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Published August 25, 2021