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2017-18

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GOLDEN OAK COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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For my Eagle Scout Project, I sought to re-imagine the uninviting, worn-down playground of Golden Oak Community School.

Considering the essential role of playtime for a child’s emotional development, much so that it is recognized as an essential right for children by the UN High Commission for Human Rights, the playground at Golden Oak Community School was grossly uninspiring and uninviting.

 

 I re-imagined an environment that encourages the social and emotional development of the children at Golden Oak, gathering $375 in community donations out of support for my efforts. Rallying my fellow scouts together, we painted a US Map, restored the planter boxes, planted succulents per the request of the school principal, and completed a campus-wide trash pickup. The project consisted of over 120 hours of service.

NOTICING THE PROBLEM

At Golden Oak Community School, the recreational environment for students was unsatisfactory. The playground lacked a colorful centerpiece that was appealing for children. The paint on the planter boxes next to classrooms was peeling off, and the plants were dried out as weeds took their place. Furthermore, trash was littered throughout campus. I sought to create a more inviting environment for students to enjoy outside of classes. 

A two-to-three day period was required to execute the project, and it required the help of about 10 workers. The project provides a cleaner environment for both the faculty and the students. One part of the project was to paint a United States map on the playground. The US map introduces bright color to the play area and teaches geography for the students.

The next part of the project was to refurbish and apply finishing to planter boxes at the front of the school. Plans included sanding and painting the planter boxes, as well as laying down weed block and fresh soil, and finally planting drought-tolerant plants selected by the principal.

Finally, the project was completed with a complete trash pickup throughout the campus. The campus was in dire need of a trash sweep. I checked every inch of campus, ensuring that trash was picked up in all areas.

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WHAT I DID

CREATED PROJECT PLAN TO PITCH TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN LOW-INCOME AREAS, COORDINATED WITH PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL TO FIRST EXPRESS INTEREST, FUNDRAISED $375 FROM COMMUNITY DONORS, BOUGHT SUPPLIES AND COLLECTED MATERIAL DONATIONS, RECEIVED PROJECT APPROVAL FROM BILL HART DISTRICT, TROOP 499 AND SULPHUR SPRINGS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT, FACILITATED TWO TEAMS OF WORKERS

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