Iowa teen revamps outdoor nursing home space, Grandfather looks on

17 year-old Ethan Dyslin is working towards his Eagle Scout ranking and decided a good place to perform one of his required Boy Scouts projects was at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City. He heard their courtyard was in need of a makeover, so he made it his goal to repurpose the space. This way his grandpa could be there to watch the progress.

“Ethan is a local boy scout. He and his mom came to us after they heard we really wanted to beef up our courtyard,” Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Holly Brink said.

So, Ethan got to work. His grandpa got to watch as he worked on the landscaping, adding rock, new plants with plans for vegetables and more.

“She wanted plants that would attract butterflies, so we picked out specific plants to attract butterflies here,” Ethan said.

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