volunteers take a photo after two days of work on the St Rose
Preschool playground. Their smiles show the project is complete. -
Photo by Barbara Wolf
Eagle Scout Project Creates A
St Rose Preschool students have a playground thanks
to an Eagle Scout project.
After six months of planning and more than 300
hours of labor, Life Scout Ed Wolf from Troop 70 provided the three
and four-year-olds with playground equipment. Ed spent December 7 and
8 with other scouts and adults who helped him to complete the project.
As part of the Eagle Scout requirements, Ed had to
coordinate getting equipment such as a backhoe, auger, and a cement
mixer for construction of the playground. He also had to arrange for
donated material from various community businesses and food for the
volunteer work force. To aid him in the project, Ed received support
from St Rose School Home School Association, the school's principal
Donna DeLuca, Father Bob Weiss, and Scouts from Troop 70.
The playground was built in two days through the
help and cooperation of 18 adults and 35 youth participants. Under
Ed's leadership, the adults were able to dig the 14 holes with the
auger required for the playground's footings, as well as lay out and
assemble most pieces of the playground. By sunset on December 7, four
poles were secured in the ground with concrete.
On December 8, Ed and the volunteers spent all day
building the playground equipment, which is located to the right of St
Rose School. For the most part, the day went off without a hitch. Ed
led the group to setting all the poles and platforms into place as
well as adding slides, steering wheels, telescopes, benches, and in
spreading the mulch.
After the playground was completed, it was
thoroughly inspected by a trained professional from the manufacturer
of the playground.
Bishop Loring, who was visiting St Rose on Sunday
evening, blessed the new playground.