|Two More Eagle Projects Completed|
|Monday, 19 September 2011 10:59|
With an outstanding turnout from labor-ready youth, two of the Crew recently completed their Eagle Leadership Projects.
Nick W lead a massive project to repair and repaint the interior of the old Eglon Schoolhouse, built long ago and now serving as a community center up near Hansville. It took two full days on separate, successive weekends to patch, scrape, plaster, and mask the single-classroom structure and then paint it out. The walls and high ceiling were composed of old plaster-and-lathe construction, which required special handling and TLC. The project took in almost 3,000 square feet of surface area. The result was spectacular, making a century-old building look like new.
A week later, Chris Z followed with an outdoor adventure in the wilderness...the Fredericksen Wilderness Park, to be exact. The FWP is a heavily wooded 50 acre property in Big Valley that is owned by the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church. Two years ago, after clearing out some of the trails and treefalls, the Church decided to put in a rugged 18-hole Disk Golf course. The course is laid out along the eastern slopes of the glacier-carved hills and is remarkable in both its natural beauty and difficulty. From the first "tee" you look up through a gap through the old-growth cedars, and aim your frisbee for the basket "hole" that's hidden from view, up a 60 yard "fairway" that rises 125 feet. From the 2nd tee, you can easily see the 2nd basket...with a 50ft deep ravine separating them. You get the idea. Disk golfing on this course is not for the feint at heart. Chris's team installed Caddy Posts at each of the 18 tees so that a golfing foursome could hang their disk bags. After hauling the lumber to each site, digging through 4 feet of rock and heavy rooted glacial clay was a chore.
Both Venturers, with all their advancement requirements now complete, will be submitting their Eagle applications to the local Council and will await their formal Boards of Review. Well done, Nick and Chris!