The Garverick Log Cabin, located on the Morrow County Fairgrounds, has received much needed repairs and sealant as part of an Eagle Scout project.
Aaron Evans, son of Kevin and Toni Evans of Mt. Gilead, belongs to Troop 56.
He chose as his project to apply sealant to the Garverick Log Cabin, which is one of three “museums” operated by the Morrow County Historical Society.
Becoming an Eagle Scout is a long and arduous process. First the scout must get approval for their project from the council, board of review, and permission from the organization that he wishes to complete the project for.
The scout is tasked with all fundraising, obtaining materials, managing the funds, seeking donors and discounts, and organizing volunteers to assist with the various aspects of the project.
Evans spent a total of 183 hours to complete his project and recruited 24 volunteers to assist him.
He held a bake sale and car wash over two weekends to raise the funds necessary to purchase the needed materials. He also requested and received a discount from Lowe’s for those materials. Lowe’s gives a 50% discount for Eagle Scout projects.
Using scaffolding, and with the assistance of his friends, Aaron sealed the log cabin over two weekends.
“One day we were in shorts and taking off our shirts, and the next time we were wearing hoodies and gloves,” shared Evans.
He presented the update of his project completion at the Morrow County Historical Society’s November meeting.
“We are very grateful to you, Aaron, and the cabin looks beautiful. Thank you so much,” said MCHS president Mike Wilson. Evans received enthusiastic applause from the members present.
The next step is for Evans to go through the board of review to go over all of his scouting history and his Eagle Scout project. He is expected to receive that honor in December.
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