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Project by roundguy posted 02-27-2012 06:01 AM 2178 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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#1 posted 02-27-2012 06:14 AM

That is a great story thanks for sharing this story.

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 06:49 AM

very thoughtful i think as a nurse myself that urithane wheels should be mandatory on all hospital carts the work is good and i know the boys had some guidance it makes for a real good story

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 07:22 AM

Very well done, they look great! Nice to see young kids getting together like this, and ya, great story

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 08:28 AM

What a fantastic story and great outcome!!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 08:40 AM

The carts are beautiful. But, not as beautiful as the story behind them. Evan did himself and the Troop proud! What’s next for this young man? I, for one, can’t wait to find out.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 11:41 AM

Hats off to you and your troop.

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 11:56 AM

Great story and a good cause, the troop did a fine job on those carts.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 12:26 PM

Cudos! Great job on this service project. How much does Evan have left to earn his Eagle Scout? Cheers

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 01:21 PM

Very fine story and super work on these very practical carts. Definitely a worthwhile investment of your time.

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 01:57 PM

Great store and great carts, all for a worthy cause.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 02:17 PM

A great project and a great build. The school that I worked at sponsored Eagle Scout projects and I know the hard work, quality workmanship and pride that goes into one.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 04:07 PM

Please post when Evan attains his eagle status. I used to do HR work and when ever an Eagle Scout applied for a position 99% were hired. I found them to be dedicated, hard working employees.
Great build for a great cause.

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 04:10 PM

Great story and really nice work for a good cause.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 05:30 PM

What a great project and story. I have a number of boys do projects with me each year where I work. Congratultions to him on getting to this point.

CtL

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 05:45 PM

Very inspiring story. Good to see kids getting involved with woodworking and donating to a good cause.

-- - Martin

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