Gabriel has a self imposed goal to be the youngest Eagle Scout in our family. Which means he needs to complete his requirements before he’s 15 years and 8 months. I think he’ll do it (although he’s banking on Benjamin not breaking his record).
So Saturday he started the physical work on his project. His project is at the same historic house where Christian’s and Josiah’s projects are. He’s adding on to the rain water recapturing system. The house sits in a public park with hiking trails. The “beautification” committee of the city has planted quite a few fruit trees around the house and they will use this to help water them. It’s kind of cool that the city would plant fruit trees instead of non fruit trees.
Supervisory crew? Just kidding, you can see by Josiah’s grubby clothes that they are all taking turn working on the stump.
The frame is coming together. tip: when you slide pieces in, it works best to slide each end evenly instead of putting on end in place and trying to hammer the other end in place. just in case you wanted to know.
The house and park will have a total of 440 gallons of water storage available to them. Now, we just need rain.
The girl’s and I came and brought lunch for the hard working guys. We stayed and played for a while.
Next weekend they will do all the plumbing work and the project should be done. Gabriel still needs a couple of Merit Badges but I think he’ll finish these before the end of the year. He’s pretty motivated.