Like his three brothers before him, Braeston Brummet of Nokomis has his sites set on becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a boy scout can earn. To reach this goal, his plan is to help another group near and dear to his heart reach new heights.
After meeting with Nokomis football coach Paul Watson and gaining the approval of the Nokomis School Board, Brummet is planning to build a crow’s nest for the home side of the Nokomis High School football field.
“As my passion has been football since I was old enough to know what football was, I have chosen the Nokomis Football Program as my organization to assist,” Brummet says in his fundraising letter.
If the project sounds familiar, his brother, Jeston, built a similar structure for the other side of the field in 2014 for his Eagle Scout project. Older brothers Lankston and Brakston also obtained their Eagle Scout ranks in 2010 and 2017 respectively.
An all-conference pick on the offensive and defensive lines last year for the Redskins, Brummet is expected to be one of Nokomis’ leaders on the football field in his senior season. That leadership will extend to his Eagle Scout project, which is meant to demonstrate leadership while performing a project to benefit the community.
Brummet is in the process of raising the $3,500 needed for the materials to build the crow’s nest, with other expenses including mailing supplies for the fundraising campaign and a sign recognizing the donors.
All donations received from Nokomis businesses, football fans and the families of Nokomis football players will be deposited and disbursed through the Nokomis Quarterback Blue Fund in order to have an accountable bookkeeping for the funds.
Brummet, his parents and his fellow scouts will be working on the construction of the crow’s nest, which is expected to be complete by Dec. 1. Donations are due by Nov. 1, and can be sent to Braeston M. Brummet, 302 Oberle St., Nokomis, IL, 62075.
“Any donation, big or small, would be appreciated,” Brummet says.