Boy donates water safety kiosk, life jacket stand to sheriff's office

Published: Sep. 30, 2015 at 10:29 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2015 at 10:29 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Thanks to a special Boy Scout, Caddo Parish deputies at the Sheriff's Safety Town now have some more tools to help teach water safety.

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Grant Muslow, an eighth grader at Caddo Middle Magnet and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Troop 14, presented a water safety kiosk and life jacket stand to assist deputies with teaching about water safety at Safety Town.

The project is dedicated to six children who drowned in the Red River back in August of 2010; 13-year-old Takeitha Warner, 14-year-old Jamarcus Warner, 17-year-old LeTavious Warner, 17-year-old Ladarious Stewart, 18-year-old Latrell Stewart and 15-year-old Latevin Stewart.

Muslow said he saw a similar stand in Alaska while on vacation and decided to make one himself for his Eagle Scout project.

"At first I wanted to create the stand for use on the river," he said. "But then it was suggested that I donate it to Sheriff's Safety Town to help educate children."

Muslow worked on the project for 18 months, which included researching prices and materials, raising funds and building the stand.

Once it was completed, Muslow decided to dedicate the project to the six teens who drowned on August 2, 2010.

Affixed to the kiosk is a plaque honoring the teens.

"The commitment that it takes to become an Eagle Scout is, in itself, commendable and honorable," said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. "But to use this project to honor the memories of the Stewart and Warner children while teaching others about safety goes beyond that. We're very proud of Grant and thankful for this contribution to Safety Town."

Muslow has fulfilled all 13 required merit badges and eight elective badges to become an Eagle Scout for life.

He will sit for his Scoutmaster Conference and Eagle Scout Board of review in the coming months.

This is his eighth year in scouting.

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