Several weeks ago local Boy Scout Ian Thill set out to rehabilitate a storage shed at Pioneer Memorial Park as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Last week, he finished that project.
“It was a lot of work,” Thill said. “More work than I thought it would be. But seeing it finished, it was worth it.”
Thill’s inital project was to replace the roof of the shed, repaint it and then install a natural stone bench next to it. As the project progressed, however, he realized there was more to do.
“We wound up having to replace some of the structural beams and posts too,” Thill said. “There was more rot in there than we realized going in.”
In addition to help from the four friends who helped with taking the roof off the shed — Eagle Scouts Dylan Washburn and Hunter Davidson, plus non-scouting friends Sergio Yanez and Joshua Lamb — Thill said that he was helped with some of the structural work and installing the new roof by two more non-scouting friends, Donovan Streck and Matthew Chapman.
“A lot of people” helped with painting the shed, according to Thill.
Several local companies helped make the project happen. According to Thill, Rodda Paint, Home Depot, Blake Sand & Gravel all donated supplies or money to the project, and Joe Campbell donated all the roofing Thill used.
Now with his project complete, Thill just has to wait for the final word of approval from the Chief Seattle Council on officially becoming an Eagle Scout.