Scouts Make City Proud

Scouts Make City Proud

No TV or cell phones for Alameda Scouts this weekend, instead the kids were all breaking a sweat. Both days a group of Eagle Scout hopefuls hammered and sanded with power tools in the process of making three large redwood planter boxes for Buena Vista United Methodist Church. The boxes will be displayed in front of the church located on Buena Vista Avenue between Park and Oak streets.

Alex Robles, pictured above at left with fellow scout Joe Boyden, came up with the idea and led members of Troop No. 3 on the project. Helping the community is a major focus of the 21 merit badge projects Eagle Scouts must create. They must write up a detailed plan for each project on their own as well as get permission and approvals from all parties before presenting. The planter boxes looked very professional.