Scout uses Forklift materials to bring a playground back to life

Picture of Daniel Wolf in front of completed playgroundCommunity Forklift would like to congratulate Daniel M. Wolf on achieving his Eagle Scout rank, and thank him for his dedication to our local community.

Scouts filling the sandbox

He will be joining over two million young men who have attained this honor since 1911. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program.  Its members are distinguished by earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership; including a service project that is planned, organized, lead and managed by the scout himself.

Daniel’s service project was refurbishing the St. Jerome Child Center playground in Hyattsville.  This entailed removing all the weeds from the mulched area and spreading new mulch; repairing, sanding, and painting the metal playground equipment and four wooden picnic tables; cleaning out and refilling two sandboxes; trimming overgrown bushes and landscaping; and removing various debris from the areas.  The work was done on August 18, 2012 by a team of 25 Boy Scouts, Scout Leaders, and other adults.  The Director of the Center, Sister Geri McPhee, is delighted to have a bright, clean, and safe area for the toddlers to play.

boy scouts painting picnic table

Community Forklift donated some paint and other materials for this project, and we were BLOWN AWAY by what he was able to accomplish!!!  Check out the links below to see the transformation!

Daniel’s family and troop were kind enough to invite us to his Court of Honor next month.  We’re thrilled to celebrate this exceptional young man, and we know that he has a bright future ahead.  We also look forward to providing materials for many future Eagle Scouts in Troop 224!

BEFORE:  This playground needed some tender loving care

HARD AT WORK:  Project Day Pictures

AFTER:  The playground is now safe and beautiful!