Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at SOH


Services of Hope had the honor of working with Quinn Chandler, a Life Scout of Unit T261, in the Great Plains District on his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

On Saturday August 27, 2011, Services of Hope collaborated with Quinn  and his Boy Scout Troop to fulfill a critical need in our community. The neighborhood teenagers needed a safe, secure, and friendly place to have fun.

At 8 am, approximately 20 Members of Unit T261, Services of Hope Staff Members, Friends, and Family from as far as Pittsburg, TX, all joined together to build a basketball half-court, with benches in the Services of Hope Parking lot.

What is an Eagle Scout Project?  The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, known as the Eagle Scout Project or more simply as the Eagle Project, is the opportunity for a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part. The project must benefit an organization other than BSA, but it cannot be performed for an individual or a business, be solely a fundraising project, or be commercial in nature.

It was a long hot day of 109 degrees.  Our team was able to finish on time, and under budget.  We were able to improve Services of Hope’s ability to draw new children to their center for assistance and participation in their programs, as well as provide an outdoor play area for everyone’s enjoyment.”-Quin

 

 

 

 

Services of Hope is very thankful, to Quinn for picking our organization; the community will benefit greatly from his Eagle Scout Project. Having this basketball Court at our center will help the youth of our community by providing a place to socialize, exercise, and just have fun.

We at Services of Hope would like to send out the biggest Thank you, to Quinn, Boy Scout Troop T261, and all of their Volunteers for making this Basketball Court happen.

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