For my Eagle Project, I worked with a local church to build a playground area that would help promote and attract young families and increase their youth membership. The playground area included a new basketball goal with painted court, a tether-ball pole and a painted four-square court. The project included power washing the pavement and cleaning up debris in the area prior to installing the play equipment.
After talking with the pastor of the church, and knowing that there was a little kids play area outside, it was very clear that there was a need for outdoor activities for the older children. This play area will allow the older youth group age (10-18 yrs) kids to be able to go outside and have fun fellowship and game time in a safe environment. As a member of this church and an active member of the youth group, it was clear to me that there was a need for this equipment.
The day that the equipment was installed, I went back to the church to apply some final touches and there was a group of children already playing with the tether-ball! It was really great to see an immediate impact from all the hard work that my fellow scouts and I had put in. I believe that in the long run, this equipment will provide the children of the church many fond memories and encourage more young families to attend church.
— Sarah, Troop 918, Tulsa, Oklahoma