|Project by roundguy||posted 02-27-2012 06:01 AM||2235 views||1 time favorited||31 comments|
This isn’t my project, but its a great story and I was involved.
One of the scouts in our Boy Scout Troop found that he had cancer, and while in the hospital he found his Eagle Project. The nurses would stop by the children’s beds and didn’t have a cart to carry stuff bedside.
Once healthy enough, he did all the necessary scout prep work, got approvals, did the fundraising, and we built 3 carts in my garage. The drawers were dovetailed, and he used urethane casters so they would roll quietly. I assisted with some of the machine setup, but the scouts did the work. I watched very closely, and only allowed the older scouts to run the saws and router. Evan did great with his leadership, not doing the work himself, but supervising.
When he delivered them to the hospital, they were shocked at the quality of the carts. I don’t think they were expecting them to come out as nice as they did considering they were made by 14-17 year olds.
He had enough money left over to purchase a few flat screen tv’s, and donated the rest of the cash to the hospital.