“We have seven boys that were due for their Eagle project,” said John Purdy. “So, when we came to the park, we were initially only going to do the bridge, but then Baptist Health said they had a lot of other projects that needed to be done.”
Purdy said instead of them doing seven different projects at different times, they went ahead and got everyone together and all the tools they needed, and made it a weekend project.
“We decided to just do it all at once instead of doing it seven different times,” said Purdy. “ We have all helped each other out. We are really blessed that these boys have known each other for a really long time and get along really great.”
Purdy said they were also able to get help from local suppliers around the community.
“We have had local suppliers like Friends of Coal, who gave us a deal on wood and Baptist Health donated a lot to us as well,” said Purdy. “Even Subway has given us a free lunch. We are just really appreciative of those who have helped us out without having to break the bank.”
The troop was able to build a bridge over a ditch, planted trees, fixed ditches and painted a building.
“We covered up the windows on the building, then we caulked it, and then spray painted it,” said Scout Stuart Tackett. “We also cleaned off all the cobwebs and brushed all the leaves off the roof of the building.”
Purdy said that the group is grateful for all the help, and that the boys were able to work together as a team to get these projects done.
SurfKY Lead News Reporter
Photos by Amber Averitt
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