Tuesday, November 5, 2013

As the Natural Playground at the Butterfly House slowly comes into existence, there are some lovely moments that I want to make sure we capture. So two students at Episcopal High School decided to make the Eagle Scout Leadership Projects evolve around the playground. Daniel Lester from troop 1515 and Kyle Coker from troop 875 each planned, developed and gave leadership to projects that benefited the Butterfly House.

For the past two weekends the volunteers that Daniel recruited completely reworked the garden in the front of the building.  They removed all the vegetation that had been there, installed good soil and planted a variety of native plants that also attract butterflies. Additionally, Daniel led his crew in building a storage shed on the western edge of the natural playground.

This past weekend Kyle also led a group of scouts and friends in building a second shed. These sheds will serve as storage for all the outdoor equipment, including riding toys that the children use day after day. These storage units were greatly needed in order to get items in out of the foul weather and also to keep them stored during non-open hours.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boys Scouts. We congratulate these two young men for this remarkable achievement. Thank you guys for all your hard work.

The Very Rev Ian Markham
Dean and President
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