Visitors to the SPARK Park on Beechnut at Dairy Ashford will now see a new addition to the already blossoming community garden there.
To fulfill his requirements to become an Eagle Scout, 18-year-old Daniel Barrera has designed and erected a covered bulletin board and provided the leadership for its construction. Barrera, a senior at Stratford High School, admits that he had a lot of help from his fellow Scouts in Troop 791, plus three who have already earned Eagle Scout status, and his dad, Jaime Barrera. Together, the father/son team acquired the wood, concrete, and other materials from Home Depot used to build a shelter with a back-to-back bulletin board. A portion of Barrera’s role was to provide leadership and direction for the construction of the project, which was completed at the end of January.
“It was a blast,” he said. “I hope it stays there for the next couple of decades.”
“One of the final things that a Scout has to do is create a community service project. This project was important to me because getting my Eagle was something I’ve been wanting to do since I joined the Scouts. The bulletin board will benefit the community garden by providing better communication for our community.”
— Daniel Barrera