Scout Project Makes Outdoor Space More Appealing
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center aims to be a comforting place for individuals in any stage of cancer treatment or survivorship. Thanks to Boy Scout Jack Hubert and his Eagle project, Waterford Place will now have a more inviting outdoor area for participants to relax.
For his Eagle project, the 18-year-old from Troop 6 in Batavia refinished eight Adirondack chairs and four tables for an outdoor area – with help from 50 volunteers. Over a two-day period, Jack and his team sanded the 12 pieces of furniture to remove the old stain, then applied two new coats of stain. Tallying the time put in by Jack and the volunteers, the project took about 170 hours. A large part of the project was seeking donations from local businesses which provided the supplies to refinish the furniture and food to feed hungry volunteers. Through the project, Jack learned leadership skills and the importance of testing things first.
Waterford Place staff is delighted with the end result and grateful to Jack and his team for the effort put into this project. “The chairs will provide a more appealing space for program participants to relax,” said Kelly Huggins, program development and operations manager for Waterford Place, “and that’s the whole point of this therapeutic milieu.”