CHICAGO (CBS)– An Eagle Scout and in Gurnee is making an impact in his local schools.

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Woodland student Aaron Richards created “Buddy Benches” for his Eagle Scout project.

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“Buddy Benches” allows students to signal to their classmates when they want to be included at recess.

Richards donated the benches to the playgrounds at Woodland Intermediate.

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“These benches represent 136 volunteer hours, but they will benefit students at Woodland Intermediate for years to come,” a spokesperson said in a news release.