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Sarim Mundres Builds Outdoor Library for the Ilm Tree School

Sarim Mundres wanted to give back to Ilm Tree, a non-profit charter school that his family was associated with for years. He reached out to them and realized that there was a need for an outdoor library where children can read books during recess. The library would also enable teachers to have outdoor reading time with their students. The first day (2/8/20) of the project was focused on the construction of the library itself. Scouts built the library from plywood, and then painted the exterior of it. The following day was dedicated to installing the library at the school itself. Sarim consulted multiple individuals about possible modifications to the design to ensure the library was sturdy – because a poor foundation could risk the structure falling when children were nearby. He and his team of Scouts rested the library on top of two posts, and then cemented the library posts 18 inches into the ground. In addition, to protect the books inside from bad weather, waterproof weather stripping was added to the interior of the library. Overall, there weren’t any major issues, and the project was a success!

Aniket Sheth Builds Cabinets for his Local Jain Temple

  Aniket Sheth’s Eagle Project required him to construct a 65″ x 30″ x 12″ cabinet set for the Jain Center of Northern California Temple in Milpitas, CA. Its main purpose was to increase the storage space in the Puja room, while also reducing foot traffic in and out of the small room. His project was executed in three parts: the first day was dedicated to painting the cabinets, the second day was dedicated to constructing the cabinets, and the third day was dedicated to installing the cabinets at the JCNC temple. Battling the challenges of COVID-19 regulations, beneficiary changes, and construction errors during the project, Aniket was able to overcome these challenges with effective planning and preparation. Overall, the scouts worked efficiently, and the project was well executed despite these challenges.

Archit Gupta’s Eagle project contributes to local Hindu temple

Archit Gupta wanted to improve the conditions of his Hindu temple, as it represents important religious and cultural values to his family and the local Indian community. Since the temple is rather small and underfunded, Archit decided to build a storage shelf in order to organize materials in a presentable manner and make the work of the temple’s priests easier to carry out. The name of the temple is Sri Sai Datta Temple and Cultural Center.   Overall, the project went smoothly, and despite running into some issues with assembly instructions, the scouts and Archit were able to improvise and complete the project successfully.  

Eagle Scout builds shelves for nearby animal shelter

Manyu Kamran was inspired to make a shelf and help organize the Hayward Animal Shelter by his passion for animals. He has always loved animals and wanted to help those in need. The shelf Manyu was planning to make would be 5 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 2 feet in depth. The project was split into two days, one for painting and sanding the shelf, and the other for construction.   Everything went well and the scouts worked efficiently. Manyu faced some challenges and he learned to be more prepared for any situation that may arise. There was also a third day where Manyu and a few other scouts from a different troop transported the shelf and helped organize their dog play area entirely. This shelter is underfunded and understaffed, and this project helped them stay organized. Overall, the project was a great success.  

Eagle Scout builds benches for Meadow Homes Elementary

Rohan’s Eagle Project was to build 4 slatted wooden benches that were going to be given to Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. He found out about the school since it was Coyote Creek’s sister school. The problem that they had was that they didn’t have benches for the students to sit on during lunch. He worked with the principal of the school to make sure his project went successfully. The only issue that Rohan had run into was a lack of older scouts to help him as he had numerous power tools that could only be operated by scouts who are 14 years of age or older. Overall the project went very smoothly. The instructions were clear, the work was done on time, and the benches turned out well. They were also later installed at the school by screwing them into the blacktop.

Nicholas Ryu Eagle Project Troop 888

Nicholas Ryu’s Eagle Project took on the task of building bookshelves for Mrs. Dotson, a second grade teacher at Rancho Romero Elementary School. These shelves would not only replace her old bookshelves that were very run down, but also help create a nice enclosed reading space for the students as well as brighten up the room. The day of my Eagle Project was a construction day where scouts were split up into groups each with their own responsibility of either constructing the shelves, sanding the shelves, or applying finish to the shelves. I was then able to deliver the shelves to a very excited and pleased Mrs. Dotson the following week.

Hans Dong Eagle Project Troop 888

Hans Dong’s Eagle Project was to build two planter boxes for the fairly new Bella Vista Elementary School. The Boxes were 81 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 22 inches tall. The idea was initially proposed by Hans Dong as he realized that many other schools had planter boxes that were used for the science curriculum and knowing that Bella Vista was fairly new, he would be able to provide them with certain resources they didn’t already have. In the end, the planter boxes were made from redwood and were stained thoroughly to ensure that they would be able to last in the soil conditions. After on-site execution, the end product was a huge success and the principal was pleased.

Jonathan Cheung Eagle Project Troop 888

Jonathan Cheung’s Eagle Service Project was to construct a stage background for the evangelistic musical performance hosted by the Children’s Ministry of River of Life Christian Church. The event took place on May 19 and 20 in 2017. The main characters of the performance were insects, so “Giant Grass’ was needed as the stage background. The overall width of the background is 24 feet and the height is approximately 7 feet. Six individual plywood panels were constructed to create the overall width. The panels were supported by wooden frames. The top of the 4′ x 8′ plywood were custom-cut to the shape of “Giant Grass”, which were nailed to the wood frames. The panels were painted in green color representing grass. This stage background will be re-used for future performances.

Jaskaran Bakshi Eagle Project Troop 888

Jaskaran Bakshi’s Eagle Project was for the Bell Vista elementary school, a school that is brand new in the San Ramon District. The school asked for more storage in two of their classrooms and meeting with both teachers we came to an agreement to create four 6ft long by 3ft high shelves, two for each classroom. We also decided that two of the shelves will be painted pure black while the other two will have chalkboards on both sides of the shelves while the rest of the sides have a wood finish. After the whole execution of the project, the teachers were more than thrilled for the number of new books they can store in their rooms.

Anthony Zorovic Eagle Project Troop 888

For Anthony Zorovic Eagle project, the project revitalized the back area of San Ramon Valley Bible Church. Where it was once overgrown with weeds, Troop 888 helped to create a garden, covering the previous soil with weed carpet and new mulch, as well as planting a variety of drought and shade resistant plants. Finally, we added stepping stones and a cement bench to create some more permanent features.