Teen scout helps install American flag pole at Altoona park

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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- A 16-year-old boy is making a difference in his community with hopes of becoming an Eagle Scout.

Alex Begalske is with Troop 90 of the Boy Scouts of America in Altoona. On Sunday, he helped install a new American flag pole at Devney Park. He said it’s the only park in Altoona that didn’t have an American flag flying every day.

The pole is dedicated in memory of James "Jim" Crandall, a veteran in the city and active community member. He was also Alex’s late neighbor.

Alex says it was one of the last steps before earning the highest rank as an Eagle Scout. He's also raising money so that the city has two-years-worth of flags to be used at the site and other parks.

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