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The Wylie News – Jan 30, 2024 | by Staff Reports

Local Scout completes project for In-Sync Exotics

A 14-year-old member of Scouts BSA Troop 1869 earned Scouting’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout Award – for her project at a local nonprofit.

Scout Amelia King, an eighth-grade student Burnett Junior High School, partnered with In-Sync Exotics in Wylie to update the entrance ramp to the nonprofit’s visitors center and restroom, making it accessible to all guests.

Construction for the project was originally set for late October, but due to weather, it was rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2.
Amelia said she decided to center her project on big cats after visiting the sanctuary with her family, adding that she loved seeing the cats and respected In-Sync Exotics’ goal to give them a good home.

Her project got jump-started when she visited In-Sync to take some measurements. While there, volunteer, Emily Graham said she was interested in supporting Amelia’s project.

“She reached out to the McKinney Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star about funding my project,” Amelia said. “Both organizations donated to my project and together their donations covered the entire cost.”

Because the project required construction knowledge, Amelia said she reached out to adults with experience…[read full article]