AUBURN — Eagle Scout candidate Patrick Buzza constructed a labyrinth in a wooded area at the rear of the Auburn United Methodist Church as part of his Eagle Scout quest.

In order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the candidate must plan, develop and lead a service project for a community, school or religious institution.

Buzza, with help from several of his troop members, constructed the labyrinth to meet those requirements. Buzza has already achieved the rank of Life Scout through his Boy Scout Troop 111, which is sponsored by the Auburn United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen said of a labyrinth,  “It is an ancient prayer tool that spiritual pilgrims have used to get in touch with God. For me, it is a way to embody prayer.”

The labyrinth walk is a spiritual exercise of self-discovery through scripture, questioning and personal reflection at the different stations along the garden path.

The labyrinth is open to anyone of any denomination for personal reflection. Visit the Auburn United Methodist website at , or contact the church at 753-1275 to schedule a time. More information on Boy Scout Troop 111 may be obtained by visiting

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