Giving back to Drake I’m 16 years old and I’m a junior at Arvada West. I joined the Cub Scouts in second grade. Right now, I’m a Life Scout, and to get the rank of Eagle Scout, you have to do a …
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Giving back to Drake
I’m 16 years old and I’m a junior at Arvada West. I joined the Cub Scouts in second grade. Right now, I’m a Life Scout, and to get the rank of Eagle Scout, you have to do a project to help your community. I thought I should do a Frisbee golf course at Drake Middle School because the counselors there said they could use that for some of their counseling sessions. I went to Drake, and my sister went there last year, and she said they got rid of some playground equipment. I’ve always liked Frisbee golf, and it’s just kind of a relaxing sport. It’s not just for the kids at the school — people can just come out and play if they want to.
Months of project planning
It’s probably been eight or nine months from planning to making the project happen. I had to go to a bunch of places for the materials and get donations, I made a GoFundMe and I sent letters out to companies from the Arvada area. I got probably 20 to 30 volunteers to make the thing happen. I’ve recruited from National Honor Society, I’ve recruited people from my troop and I’ve recruited other close family and friends.
A reason to volunteer
It’s important for kids to get outside and be active, and with this, they can enjoy playing sports and hanging out with friends. As a Cub Scout, I just wanted to do the fun activities, but now it’s about helping my community in any way I can. What you do can be small things — you can make a difference by helping someone across the street. Anyone can help other people.
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