Montgomery County commissioners recognized the work of a group of Boy Scouts on Jan. 9 who worked through the Christmas season revitalizing the victim assistance room for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

The background

Tucker Bond—a Boy Scout who is the son of local attorney E. Tay Bond and Laura Bond, a Montgomery County District Attorney's Office prosecutor—led a group of 10 Boy Scouts to repaint and repair the victim assistance waiting room in Conroe.

District Attorney Brett Ligon commended Tucker Bond and fellow Boy Scouts for taking on the project, which took roughly 260 hours to complete and cost $8,500.

The renovations were overseen by adults, and it was the project chosen by Tucker Bond to earn Eagle Scout status.

Quote of note

“Sadly, a lot of our victims are our children," Ligon said. "So the room is constructed in such a way for walls to have interactive features to help the children whether they're there prepared to testify or whether they're ready to talk to a prosecutor."

What’s next

The new room features a variety of interactive spaces and child-oriented colors to provide a relaxing environment during long cases or any other official need, Ligon said. With the project complete, it will be used by the DA’s office for cases involving children, he said.