Chandler Harvey, 17, completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Project July 11–13 benefiting the Denver Children’s Home in Park Hill. Harvey recruited 50 people to help—a combination of family, friends, boy scouts and business associates.
The Denver Children’s Home was the first nonprofit to be founded in Colorado. It helps children and families who struggle with poverty, abuse, neglect, exposure to violence or chronic mental health problems and learning disabilities. Harvey decided to do this project after donating clothing a few months ago and learning about the organization.
Altogether the group spent 700 hours on the project. They laid a 23×13.5-ft. concrete pad with a paver walkway, and built and stained 10 tables for the patio. In addition, they built, painted and mounted a chalkboard wall. The group reported it was a big undertaking, but exhausting in a good way.
Harvey goes to Colorado Academy and has been in scouts for 11 years. He hopes to complete his final certifications to become an Eagle Scout mid-August. “The opportunities you have in Scouts are great,” he says, having just returned from a 2-week backpacking trip in Mexico. To learn more about Denver Children’s home, visit denverchildrenshome.org.