Teen Installing Flag Pole at Salvation Army for Eagle Scout Project

SCRANTON -- The Salvation Army in Scranton’s south side is getting a new feature as part of an Eagle Scout project.

15-year-old Isiah Ortiz of Scranton is working to become an Eagle Scout. His project is to build a flag pole outside of the Salvation Army on South Washington Avenue.

On Wednesday, Troop 57 starting digging a hole for the flag pole.

Scouts also plan to add a few plants and flowers outside of the building.

"They always gave back to me as a kid. I still come here for church and everything. I thought it was a good way to give back to them," Ortiz said.

Ortiz still has six badges and several hours to complete before becoming an Eagle Scout.

He hopes to have the project in Scranton done by the end of the week.