These scouts not only stand behind their work, they stand on it.
This was an area where there was some ATV damage and the bridge allowed hikers to cross the brook during high water.
|Concept picture of bridge crossing the brook|
- Decide what project to do and prepare a preliminary design,
- Get approvals from the Trails Committee and Conservation Commission,
- Get approval from the Scout Council,
- Also get approval from the Shelton Inland Wetlands Commission (bridge over a stream),
- Raise funds for purchasing materials (they held a car wash),
- Buy the materials and haul the stuff to the jobsite,
- Build the bridge.
These can be typical steps for many Eagle Scout projects. There is a lot of behind the scene action in addition to actually building the project.
|Fabricating the beams for the bridge|