One reason achieving Scouting’s highest rank is such an accomplishment is the service project that must be completed before a Scout turns 18. Fall 2019 has been an important season for two of Troop 79’s Scouts on the path to Eagle.
What is the Eagle Scout Service Project?
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start.
From Eagle candidate Andrew B: Thank you to everyone who helped with my project! Despite the cold and wet Saturday, we were able to complete the assembly of the bench components (sanding, staining, building, as well as yard work) to prepare for the job site. Due to the cold and wet weather, I was forced to extend the project to Sunday when we (James, George, my parents, and I) installed all the benches to complete my project.
I would like to thank Mr. Taylor and Mr. Zoiopoulos for their guidance and encouragement throughout this process. Thank you to Mr. Martin, James, Chris, George, Geoffrey, Nico, Daniel, Eadan, Aidan, James, Henry, Lev, Brady, Max, and Davu for attending; in total, you earned 80 service hours, ate 24 donuts, drank over 2 gallons of Coca-Cola, and ate 5 large pizzas.
I received generous donations from Home Depot on Elston Ave. and several family friends. These benches will help St. John Berchmans School and the Logan Square Community, where I live.
From Eagle candidate Jack S: Thank you to everyone who helped with my project! The painting of all of the walls, installing the rubber flooring with the glue, and Andrew masterfully installing the lockers could not have been better. Through the course of the day, I was very thankful for all your support. Although we could not finish the project that day, my parents and I went back the night after and did some finishing touches.
I would like to thank Mr. Taylor and Mr. Zoiopoulos for their coaching and everyone who came out to help me complete my project.
Special thank you to Eddy Murray who supported all the cost of my project. Benton House is very thankful for your support and is interested in hosting further eagle scout projects.
[PHOTOS] Logan Square Benches @ABui, Benton House Interior @JStewart