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Boy Scout raises thousands for Eagle Scout project

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By: Hannah Paczkowski

Malachai Darling is a dedicated Boy Scout, but he shares his love for camping with another past-time.

"I really like reading, I probably like it about as much as I like scouting, if not more. The library means a lot to me," Malachai said.

 Malachai is ripping up the carpet to help restore his library in Western, Nebraska. It's all part of a service project to help him become an Eagle Scout. Malachai raised more than $4100 for supplies.

"I have been raising fundraiser's for the past year and a half and I'm finally getting it done," he said.

To earn the Eagle Scout title, Malachai had to earn numerous badges, complete 16 hours of community service, 16 months of leadership within his troop, and help out his community.

"Only like 1 out of 100 Boy Scouts actually make it to Eagle, so it's a big accomplishment," Eagle Scout Brandon Yoder said.

It's an accomplishment that Malachai hopes will inspire his community to get involved with his project.

"It shows me that I can get something done, I like that I have worked on this for so long that I can now say that I have finished it," he said.

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