- Updated: 04 August 2012
- Published: 18 March 2012
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My son, Hunter Weikel, just completed his Eagle Scout project at Sherwood and it turned out so well that I thought I would share it with the other clubs.
For his project, Hunter coordinated the building of a closet to store donated archery equipment for youth groups (e.g. scouts, 4H clubs and church organizations) to use when they are at Sherwood. The picture shows Hunter in the completed room with the bows hanging on hooks.
Sherwood had talked for a long time about building such a room. They had several bows that could be used for visiting groups, but someone had to go to people’s houses to get them. A more permanent solution was needed to really leverage the club’s attempt to expose more individuals to archery.
Hunter started the project last summer and finished in December. He provided a key ingredient that Sherwood did not have – someone who could take the time to design the room and lead a team though the various steps required to complete the project. Although leadership was a key ingredient, he had help from Sherwood members throughout the project.
The design was crafted in discussion with Sherwood members. After that, a central element of the project was his work to get supplies, have them delivered and then schedule work. To save the club money, he was able to get donations of plywood, drywall, 2x4s and a door. Sherwood supplied the paint.
Hunter scheduled the work and was also a member of the work parties. Jobs included building the frame, hanging the drywall and door, mudding and sanding (yuk!), and painting.
This was Hunter’s final project en-route to becoming an Eagle Scout. He must become an Eagle before turning 18 and his 18th birthday is August of this year. Now that he has completed his final project and turned in the paperwork all that is left is to appear before a board of review.
There are probably a lot of scout troops – boy and girl – in your area and contacting them could provide your club a way to get some projects completed at your clubhouse and/or range and also would give the scouts a way to qualify for badges. Sounds like a win-win to me!