Carmel Mazzocco (CCMERC@UMCVMB.BITNET)
Thu, 15 Nov 1990 17:00:56 CST
Projects done over the past few years in our troop have included:
A nature trail (.6mile) on hilly wooded terrain with a bridge, many steps,
and more erosian control along the side of the trail (Work Hours -- I recall
on the order of 400!) The project was too large. Done at a camp for diabetics.
Well used during their camps for 3 years.
Outdoor classroom 25'X30' at a School. Edged with 6"X6" ; chat as a base
with red river rock on top. Two benches _____ shaped roughly as shown
and a desk. all cca treated wood. / \
supports were concrete pillars 3 feet / \
deep. Done during a drought -- lots of scouts learned how to dig post holes
in Missouri clay. Very well used project. Costs born by parents ($850).
Reclamantion of an old country cemetery -- cut weeds, brush ,righted some
grave markers, mapped the markers, compared findings with local historical soc
iety, resulted in added information for them.
Trails (at different churches) to outdoor worship areas. Much shorter trails
then the nature trails but each had a bridge and these trails were both
covered with chat.
6 large picnic tables for a church
Outdoor playground equipment for an organization which provides temporary
housing for abused or neglected children. Two 8X8 fort like structures
connected with a hanging bridge.
Survey of Autobahn land, built and posted no hunting signs on the perimeter.
A scout is about to begin on a low ropes (cope like) course for the diabetes
Although the efforts varied-- planning took typically 30-50 hours and
implementation took from 80 hours to 400 hours. Most were in the 100 to 140
range. Funding varied-- some totally by parents, others a mix of the benefittin
g organization,the parents, and donations by businesses who chose to
give some materiels.
Plans include designs, bill of materiels, list of tools required, work
session descriptions, estimated work per session (n scouts * h hours), etc
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City