Griffey said the church has had a natural barrier provided by the lower branches of the tree line on the edge of the property. The barrier separated the church from businesses.
When the lower branches were trimmed, the barrier disappeared and people began crossing the lawn to get to the businesses. This caused a safety concern for the youth and children who used the lawn for activities.
“I wanted to provide security and privacy that was removed form the church property and to make activities safer for everyone,” Jacob said.
He planned and took charge of the plant to plant bushes to form a hedge and make the lawn safer.
Griffey said he used 84 bushes to plant the hedge, which was more than 300 feet long.
He had 41 volunteers who assisted him with the project.
He is expected to receive his Eagle Scout designation later this year.