Re: Eagle Service Projects
Andrew Hagemann (hagemann@VISI.NET)
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 17:15:32 -0500
Blaine A. Jackson wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Feb 1997 10:54:21 -0500 Andrew Hagemann <hagemann@VISI.NET>
> made several dozen small, oak-floorboard, souvenir crosses from
> >our sponsoring church's old parish house's ripped-out floorboards;
> Andrew, please explain this one.
Well, it was like this....
Our chartering organization is a Methodist church that once had plans on
constructing a third new sanctuary building on the spot where our Scout
Hut stands. (When the second new church and parish hall was built, the
original, fifty-year-old, two-storey cinder block building became our
Scout Hut.) Since our poor old Hut was due for demolition, one of our
Eagle Scout candidates asked the Pastor for permission to pull up some
of the oak flooring so that he could make twelve-inch-tall souvenir
crosses for the parish. Since many folks had fond memories of the
original sanctuary, the Pastor agreed to the project, and the Scout lead
a team that ripped up about a hundred feet of oak flooring from the room
we use as the Scoutmaster's Office.
With the well-aged oak wood safely stored in his Dad's garage, our
intrepid Eagle candidate supervised the cutting of the uprights and
cross-pieces, milling rabbit joints in each piece, gluing and clamping
the crosses, sanding the joints, and sealing each cross with a poly
varnish. After we finished, the Scout took them to the church for
Now for the rest of the story.
The new church is not likely to ever get built; funding trouble, etc..
We are still in our trusty old Scout Hut, and the Scoutmaster's Office
now has a new plywood floor covered by a piece of cast-off carpet. We
Andrew Hagemann <email@example.com>
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