Sunday, April 13, 2008

Colby's Eagle Scout Project

On Saturday, April 12, 2008 Colby Olsen, from troop 888, San Tan District, Grand Canyon council led a team of 24 people in a community service project. The endeavor was Colby’s Eagle Scout Project.

At the ripe old age of 13, Colby completed his Eagle Scout Project. He needs to pass off two more merit badges, which are mostly completed, and pass his board of review to attain his Eagle Scout rank.

The service project consisted of painting street numbers on the sidewalk of a local neighborhood. The crew started bright and early. We gathered at the chapel at 8:00 a.m. After eating a brief repast of doughnuts, muffins, and juice, Colby demonstrated the correct procedure to paint the street numbers on the sidewalk. Eight different groups were given their assignments and we headed to the neighborhood.

Twice the group that Colby and I worked in was offered money from the residents of the homes, where we painted their sidewalks. Both times we simply explained that it was an Eagle Scout project and we were just content to help the community. The residents smiled and expressed their gratitude for the service provided.

We painted approximately 188 street addresses in about two hours. The only real challenge we encountered was the occasional stiff breeze which made spray painting a challenge.

Many thanks to Matt McOmber, Dan Tate, Rhys Childs, Jess Robinson, Kyle Robinson, Morris Jacoby, Jared Jacoby, Allen Walker, Tim Frye, Dan Olsen, Chrissy Mooney, Wendy Olsen, Colby Olsen, Jacob Larson, Brianna Larson, Alex Sandoval, Orlando Jerez, Gabriel Jerez, Chase Tarwater, Nya Orduno, Marisol De la Cruz, Collin Campbell, Austen Haymond, Neil Tarwater, and Kim Tarwater.

Congratulations to Colby Olsen for his dedication and determination to earn his Eagle Scout award.

Rhys Childs and Dan Tate

Chase Tarwater, Jared Jacoby, and Chrissy Mooney

Brianna Larson, Marisol De la Cruz, and Nya Orduno

The finished product.


Tristi Pinkston said...

How awesome! Congratulations, Colby!

I'm the Bear leader in my ward, and I look at these young men and the hard work they're doing, and feel good knowing that I'm helping them toward Eagle. Being an Eagle Scout is such an admirable thing. When you've earned that award, that's a sign that you know how to work, how to set goals, how to lead and how to follow. I'm very impressed.

Dan and Wendy said...

Thanks Tristi - We're very pleased with his determination to earn this award. By the way, I love the new look of your blog.

Mindi said...

Wow, how impressive! We don't even have enough boys in our ward for a troop, they go to the local school troop, so I don't know much about scouting, but I do know a good job when I see one! Congrats!