by Kristin CasaleReporterStow -- Boy Scout Ryan Wallace said his favorite part of working on a project to become an Eagle Scout was "completing it."Wallace, a 17-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls School junior, is a member of First Christian Church Boy Scout Troop 169. He recently completed an observation deck overlooking a wetland in the city's Sancturetum.He said once some paperwork is completed this month, he will obtain his new ranking as an Eagle Scout.According to Wallace, the 150-square-foot deck is made of pine. He worked on the plans and obtained the materials for the project between mid-April, and the deck was completed May 13. He said the structure is approximately 100 yards away from the parking lot inside the Sancturetum."I was assisted by lots of people from my troop and friends," said Wallace. "There were probably six or seven people, including a friend, Jeff Kline, each day helping. We were there five hours each day."City of Stow Landscape Arborist Sue Mottl said Wallace worked with the city to design the deck."He spent the better part of five days building the observation," she said. "His leadership and guidance were the steering points of this project. This is a great addition to the Sancturetum."Wallace said he enjoyed planning the project with the city."Everyone was extremely nice and easy to work with," he said. "The city paid for every dime. The deck cost about $1,500."Wallace said he could have performed a number of projects to obtain his Eagle Scout ranking, but he chose to build an observation deck."I always liked the idea of building something," he said. "It all worked out. There are always challenges with anything, but we had a pretty easy time."Wallace's father, Rick, said he is proud of his son's accomplishment."He exceeded my expectations," said Rick Wallace. "It came out really good. The Sancturetum is one of Stow's best-kept secrets. The deck serves a need. It's perfect."E-mail: kcasale@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3917