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Eric the Eagle Scout at Eagle Place

Eric the Eagle Scout at Eagle Place

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Eric is a member of Boy Scout Troop 8 sponsored by Naperville Presbyterian Church. Our troop is part of the Indian Prairie District of the Three Fires Council of Boy Scouts of America. Eric was a Cub Scout in Pack 5556 from 2002-07 and has been a Boy Scout from 2007. He is currently a Life Scout and this project is his Eagle Scout Service Leadership Project. This project is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the presentation of the first Eagle Scout Award.

Eric began the planning process for his project in the summer 2011 and spent 34 hours planning the work and purchasing the supplies. Others who helped him in the process have spent 31 hours. (Total planning /purchasing 65 hours). The actual onsite labor consisted of 226 man hours of labor performed by 39 different volunteers (some volunteered on multiple days) including Eric's family members, Troop 8 scouts and their families, and friends of Eric's from Naperville Central High School.

"I had the most fun working, talking, and laughing together with my uncle as we were laying down the new walkway.”
- Eric Zavoral, Eagle Scout and SHS Super Volunteer

Eric raised $760 to cover the costs of the project by soliciting donations from his family members and families of Boy Scout Troop 8. With this, Eric completed a new brick walkway, installed a water fountain, painted the garage and most importantly brought smiles to the senior residents.

"The most rewarding part of this project was seeing the smiles on the
senior's faces and knowing in your heart your benefiting someone."
- Eric Zavoral, Eagle Scout and SHS Super Volunteer

Once Eric's post write-up is complete he will request his Scoutmaster conference then submit his Eagle Scout Application and project book to the council for review. Once that happens he will receive his Eagle Scout Board of Review, an group interview designed to assess a scout's readiness to receive the rank. Upon successful completion he will become an Eagle Scout.

Senior Home Sharing Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, provides seniors with an opportunity to live independently in an affordable family-style home.

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