More info on Chris' Eagle Project
Fred Webb (fwebb@BBN.COM)
Mon, 22 May 1995 08:53:12 -0400
Several of the replies I got to my intro message asked for more details
about Chris' Eagle Project. I take that as an indication that it may
be of sufficient general interest to post to the list.
Chris' Eagle project is to build about 3/4 mile of new trail through
some conservation land; and to put up an information kiosk at the
entrance of the trail system. He has to build two simple bridges, also.
He's had the idea of doing something like this for several years;
when he approached the Littleton Conservation Commission, they had a
place where they wanted a new trail that they hadn't been able to work
on yet, so everything fell together. Since part of the trail is
actually in the town of Harvard, he had to work up his plan, then
present it to both Conservation Commissions.
So, as of last Thursday, he's gotten approvals from both Conservation
Commissions; he got some funding from them, and he persuaded the
local lumber company to give him most of the materials at half price.
That covers most of the cost. He's still working on some other ways
to get the last few bits of the material he needs. He also has approval
from the Troop Committee. The last step in the approval process is to
rewrite the project description with several changes that accumulated as
he went through the approval process, get signatures on the final document,
and present it to the Council for approval.
He plans to recruit help from both the Explorer Post and the Troop, and start
as soon as possible.
Incidentally, except for going with him to meetings, and a little help and
advice putting his plans together (my wife did a drawing for him, I helped him
put together some of his materials lists, and I went out with him to do some
measurements and take a bunch of pictures to use in his presentations), he's
done all the planning, with help from several other adults - members of the
Conservation Commissions, a former Eagle Scout from the troop who works at the
lumber company, an assistant Scoutmaster who's a carpenter, etc. We told him
that we wouldn't do anything for him that he could do himself.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City