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Local Eagle Scout from Dan Beard Council, BSA 3-D Prints Face Mask Ear Guards for Health Care Workers in our Community

Cincinnati, Ohio (04/13/2020) – An Eagle Scout is a natural born leader, one who models courage, kindness, and character…and whose good example others can’t help but follow. These words ring true especially for local Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, Anthony Weinmann of Troop 44 chartered by the Bridgetown Middle School PTA in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anthony wanted a way to help others during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and when he saw a Facebook post from a fellow Scout from Canada who was 3-D printing mask ear guards for healthcare workers, he immediately knew he could be doing this as well for healthcare workers locally in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. The 3-D printed plastic ear guards are extremely helpful for healthcare workers who wear their masks hours at a time. The mask ear guards protect their ears from getting sore and are an essential item for them in the recent crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of Friday, April 10, 2020, Anthony has printed over 500 mask ear guards over the course of seven days which were all donated to local hospitals. Anthony Weinmann is an excellent role model for others by demonstrating the Scout Spirit. He is a prime example of what an Eagle Scout should represent–motivation, leadership, and achievement to name a few. The Dan Beard Council would like to thank Anthony for his excellent work in the community and for helping others in a time of need!

Eagle Scout Anthony Weinmann 3-D printed 500 mask ear guards for health care workers.

Eagle Scout Anthony Weinmann’s 3-D printer that he used to print mask ear guards for health care workers.

Eagle Scout Anthony Weinmann’s prototype of the mask ear guards he 3-D printed for health care workers.

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