Saturday, March 5, 2011

2nd 100 Days of Scouting: Day 26

Coin Collecting Merit Badge

Long night without much sleep.  Warm enough night for camping, but I just couldn't fall back asleep at midnight.

But today is a new day, and will be filled with working on an Eagle Scout project.  We will be assisting with the removal and installation of new signs along a half mile trail into a national forest.  Water, signs, concrete and all the tools (post hole diggers, gas auger, picks, shovels and wheel barrows) had to be hauled up the mountain.

So many Scouts showed up that it made for a great day of Scouting...and finished about 90 minutes ahead of schedule.  Even a couple of Cub Scouts were there and helped assemble the signs, hauled empty concrete bags back down the mountain and ate their fair share of pizza and chips.

Today I:
  • Mixed concrete.
  • Gave four health and safety lectures (as each new shift of folks showed up to volunteer) per the Forest Service's requirements.
  • Pushed a wheelbarrow with 240 pounds of cement uphill for a quarter mile.  Holy mackerel...
  • Arranged for rides home for some Scouts since we finished early.
An Eagle project is a great way to show the community that Scouting is still active and helping to make the outdoors more enjoyable.  What was the most recent Eagle project you helped on?

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