Last month, junior Cameron Pritchard built two new picnic tables for the University High School outdoor classroom. The tables are part of Prichard’s Eagle Project, a service project conducted en route to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Picnic tables and outdoor seating are consistently some of the requested additions to the University High School campus and outdoor classroom space. Pritchard spoke to University High School faculty several months ago to see how he could use his Eagle Scout project to benefit the school, and Stacey Summitt-Mann presented him with several options to choose from — one of which was picnic tables.
“I decided to build the picnic tables because it seemed like the most challenging option,” said Pritchard. “I do theatre tech, so I build sets all the time. And I do other building, like benches, tables, even a shed at one point. With this, I wanted to make something lasting, something I could leave behind.”
Pritchard started out as a Cub Scout when he was in third or fourth grade, and he has worked his way up. Completing this project puts him one step closer to finishing the requirements to apply for the rank of Eagle Scout. He hopes to finish up the remaining requirements this winter.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts, and only around 5% of all Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts.