February 25, 2009
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Troop 202 met at 8 A.M. on Saturday, February 28 to work on Derrick Breska's Eagle Service Project. The project was to fabricate and install benches for an outdoor open-air classroom at St Elizabeth High School in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Over $6250 was raised in donations to fund the project. Derrick designed the project and worked with two welders to fabricate the benches. On the installation day the troop met to dig the post holes, place the benches, cement them in, fill the center circle, and landscape around the circle with native plants. It was a long day but the troop worked together to complete the project by 6:00 PM. The school was very appreciative of their new outdoor classroom.
Eagle candidate with welders


TIG welding the benches


Welded benches


Loading truck with benches


Laying out bench locations


Circling up


Auguring out benchpost holes


Almost done


Using a torch


Mixing cement


Adding more cement


Placing benches in holes


Filling post holes


Getting more cement


Cement mixing crew


Removing extra dirt


Circling up before lunch




Younger workers


Clearing grass from bench circle


Dirt clods


Clearing more grass


Almost done


Putting in border


Laying weed barrier


Loading sand


Filling circle with sand


Adding more sand


Eagle candidate with sponsor


Completed project with work crew


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