Simply the Simmonds Life

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Another Weekend, Another Project… June 19, 2010

Filed under: Life's Musings — Angie S. @ 12:46 pm

It’s definitely shaping up to be a busy summer.  For the second weekend in a row, Zach is working on an Eagle Scout Project.  This time it’s Eric D.’s.  Eric’s Eagle Scout project is cutting a trail, laying down wood chips and installing an outdoor Stations of the Cross at All Saints Catholic Church.

They started Friday night at 5pm.  Thankfully, lots of help in the way of equipment showed up.  Lonnie showed up with a 3-wheeler, brush cutter and trailer and Bob showed up with a lawn mower and small bulldozer.  They completed the cutting of the trail and brush and were able to get wood chips on all the areas cut out for the Stations of the Cross before they ran out of wood chips.  They will be getting more wood chips for the trail later.  They also stained the wood boxes and poles that the Station plaques will be hung in.  When they finished that evening, Andrew grilled some hotdogs and they had chips and lemonade.

Saturday morning a few of them met again (well, just our patrol this time) to continue the work.  Zach, Josiah and Austin started digging the holes for the poles, Eric was screwing the boxes to the poles and the plaques to the boxes, and Andrew, Mark, Alvin (and yes- even Fay) was helping put the poles in the holes.

I like that the boys have been doing some more challenging projects lately.  I think that they learn a lot, and see that they can do anything they set their mind on.  Now if Zach would just figure out what he’s going to do for his!


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