Marysville Good Kid arriving at National Boy Scout Jamboree, after mural project

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MARYSVILLE (WIBW) -- Next time you're in town, take a look at the Marysville Public Library Book Wall Mural Project is the Eagle Scout Service Project of Clayton Pilsl.

Titles on the Library Book Wall Mural were chosen by ballot. Ballots were at the library, banks, and Marysville Chiropractic. Ballots were tallied and the top 25 books were chosen to be on the wall.

As the project got further along we realized we needed a few additional titles, so each librarian and each of Clayton’s parents got to choose a book to add to the wall.

Once he was at the last 10 feet of the wall interest had been peeked by the public and an online Facebook poll was taken. The top three vote receivers were added to the end of the mural. The mural took a total of 612 man hours to complete, not including all the hours spent in planning and graphing it out. Cost of paint and supplies was just under $500.

He used Nova Color paints and expansion printing paper was used along with a printer from USD 364 to print the book spines at full size. The backs of these papers were heavily chalked so that the titles could be traced and the chalk would transfer onto the wall to be painted to look like the actual book spine.

This project could not have been completed without the help of Rachel Frese, sophomore at KU, April Spicer, Marysville Junior/Senior High Art teacher, Cindy Mattingly, Marysville Junior/Senior High Librarian, and numerous other friends and family members.

Clayton has been in Scouts since he joined as a Tiger Cub in the First Grade. He will be a Freshman at Marysville High School this fall. Clayton has also received his Ad Alteri Dei award and is a Brotherhood member of Order of the Arrow. He is the Chapter Chief for the Oregon Trail District of Order of the Arrow and currently serves as Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 180 in Marysville, Kansas. He is involved in Art, Football, Swimming, Wrestling, and Track. Clayton will be attending National Jamboree in West Virginia for the next two weeks.