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    My sons Boy Scout Eagle project

    Started work today on his project.
    His project is a 12x10 dining structure.
    Basically 4 posts with a roof.
    This is what he and 5 other boys did today in about 4.5 hrs with a little instruction.


    The posts are 6x6
    The long beams are 2x8 and the short ones are 2x6.
    The height from the ground to the bottom of the 2x8 is @ 81 inches or a little over 6.75 feet.
    That should allow for the majority people that use that structure to safety walk under it without any problems.

    My son wasnít extremely happy with the fact that initially he was told by the scout leaders that the material was all being provided.
    Turns out that only some of the material has been provided.
    We were able to get the 6x6 posts and the 2x6 posts from a on going construction project on site (approved not stolen).
    He has spent @$160 so far on bolt hardware, screws, 2x8s and the 350#s of concrete.

    Still have to buy the material for the roof.
    Figure when itís all said and done he will have to spend about $500 total give or take.
    Lucky itís gonna be a metal roof.
    Anyway thought I would share that.


    Edit - the benefactor is Christ Central Ministries.
    This is at a lake retreat they have.
    Scouts and church members can use the facility
    Last edited by HATCH; 03-30-2019 at 07:09 PM.
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    The whole purpose of the Eagle Scout project is for the young man to develop and carry out a project. Too bad the materials were not donated as planned-- but the project is the important part. It's great that he is doing this and for a Church as well. As an Eagle myself and father (and grandfather) of Eagles I'm certain you are proud of his efforts-- as you should be! $500 is nothing compared to satisfaction with success. Congratulations on having an Eagle in the family!
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    Always proud of of an Eagle in the making. My son's Eagle meant so much to me and ended up getting him around $1000 per semester scholarship for 3 years of college.. he left the Corp of Cadets after his 3rd year deciding that under Obama the military had had no chance of survival. He was mostly right.

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    Everyone should be a BoyScout.
    I was a Patrol leader, quartermaster, bugler, and den chief. -- A lot of good memories and useful information for later in life.
    Everyone in the troup learned gun safety. (our scoutmaster was the head of the Green Beret)

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    congratulations to Your son
    God Bless
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    Both my sons are Eagle Scouts. Since I retired from the Army, I teach JROTC and periodically have a student who makes Eagle Scout. I've been invited to several courts of honor and even asked to speak at one of them.

    Eagle Scout is a big deal. It's a shame the BSA as an organization is in such decline, but at the troop level, it seems to be pretty much the same spirit as it always has been. Congratulations to you and your son.

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    That’s awesome!! I had over 2k hours in my project I’d do it again in a heartbeat!!

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    Well done sir. Eagle Scout is one of the few achievements that will be recognized for life that is accomplished prior to high school graduation.

    It wasn’t too long ago that presidents were Eagle Scouts.

    Again, well done sir.
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    Congratulations Hatch to you and your Son! Congrats to you for raising such a fine upstanding young man and congrats to your Son for his hard work and perseverance to reach such a lofty goal at a young age! Our country needs more young people like your Son!!!

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    Good on him. I'm an eagle myself. Has your son gone out to various local lumber yards, big box stores, or construction companies aside from the one you've already used seeking material donations?

    Many of them love to help out. Going in person instead of calling and emailing works even better.

    My project was replacing something like 60 bluebird houses at my local wildlife sanctuary.

    I talked to a few construction contractors for conduit, and one just opened their scrap pile to us.
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    Congratulations to your Son!

    I was an Eagle and so are both of my Sons. The Grandson just crossed over to Boy Scouts. I'm always happy to see another young man headed in this direction.
    Last edited by lightman; 04-01-2019 at 06:32 AM.

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    I helped a HS senior I've known since he was a baby with his project. Local Lowe's commercial desk helped with the supplies. It took about 2 months for corporate approval. Picnic tables were donated to a battered spouse with children shelter in our area. 4 adult and 4 kid's tables. Besides cutting the wood my only other contribution was the 10% rule. Seemed to spark a fire in a few of them.

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    Never really had the opportunity to do scouting when I was a kid but I have watched many kids participate in scouting over the years - you son, and those like him are to be congratulated. They are learning valuable lessons that will stay with them their entire lives and they learn the fun and pleasure it gives to give back to their communities and those who are in need. You've done a good job and I know you are all as proud as cam be of him.

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    Outstanding Sir.Congrats to both of you.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe,
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    Iím just getting home from a camp out.

    This touches close to home. My sonís eagle project is about 90% complete. Weíll finish up next Saturday. Lucky for us the conservation project is fully funded.

    My congratulations to your son.
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    Congratulations to you and your son. Achieving Eagle Scout is something to be very proud of.

    When I did my Eagle Scout project 20-25 years ago. I had to go and drum up some donations. Has he attempted this?
    Last edited by osteodoc08; 04-02-2019 at 12:31 AM.

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    You are right to be a proud dad. Reflects well on both you, and your son.

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    Your structure looks nice ! If you have anymore 2 X 6 or 2 X 8 lumber left (8). 45 degree corner braces at the top post to beam joint inside will add much to the wind resistance and stiffness.
    As said all boys should be Boyscouts.

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    Hey thats great good on him you obviously did a good job raising him.

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    My son just finished his Eagle project today. We’ll turn in his package next week.
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