Lynn Burkholder, left, thanked Pandurang Bharne of Troop 113, for his work at the Lower Providence Community Library. Bharne earned his Eagle Scout rank by creating a display board for the library's entry way. Credits: Melissa S. Treacy
Colleen Eckman, Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors councilwoman, right, presented Bharne with a plaque on Thursday night for his Eagle Scout work at the local library. Credits: Melissa S. Treacy
March 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM
He has reached the highest honor bestowed on a young man by the Boy Scouts of America. After years of hard work, badge earning and camping, he’s finally done it.
Bharne attained his high honor by completing a public service project with the Lower Providence Community Library. To fulfill the requirements of the rank, the student decided to create a display board and frame an existing bulletin board in the library’s entry way.
“I chose it because when I moved here in kindergarten I used to go there to borrow books,” said Bharne. “I’ve been coming ever since to read books, study. I wanted to give back to the community and thought of the library.”
Library Director Lynn Burkholder was thankful.
“He made a brochure holder,” she explained. “It was a pleasure to work with him. We appreciate him choosing the library for his Eagle Scout project.”
Bharne said the process was simple.
“I met with Mrs. Burkholder, and she recommended the display board in the library,” said the Eagle Scout. “I approved the project with my troop and the council and began fundraising. I completed the project in September of  and on Jan. 28, I got my paperwork.”
The Bharne family, who was present at the meeting, plan to have a ceremony to honor their son this summer.
“I’d like to thank the Bharne family,” said Councilwoman Colleen Eckman. “We really appreciate it.”
Eckman presented Bharne with a plaque during the township’s board meeting, thanking him for his hard work and service. For a video of the presentation, see below: