Daniel wanted to finish his Eagle Scout project in 2012 because it is the Centennial Anniversary of the Eagle Scout program. Because of this the BSA is giving out a special Eagle Scout patch and pin. Pretty cool seeing how the next one is not for another 100 years.
He met with a few different organizations around town and since he cannot raise or handle money in any way ( new tax laws that see this as an income for the BSA and their for Daniel would have to pay taxes on any funds he raised for the organization he was helping) we had to get creative. We found a great place that has been helping children in the Spokane area for over 25 years. The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
Daniel organized and ran a Kitchen Supply Drive. By setting up donation trees in seven locations around Spokane and Spokane Valley he was able to gather about $1000.00 worth of kitchen supplies. From cutting boards and hot pads to stock pots, plates and eating utensils. The V.B.C Nursery was in serious need of it all. When we dropped off the donations she said she was thrilled to see a blender because their's just bit the dust earlier that week.
Here is one of Daniel's trees set up a one of the local Albertson grocery stores. The manager was awesome and even wanted to donate supplies on behalf of the store.
This man in the black jacket is the bishop of our church. Yep. Our fearless leader. No, he is not pointed a gun at the young boys head. I think it is some sort of bishopric gang sign. The guy in the red hoodie is Bro. Christensen. He was Daniel's young men's leader. He looks......well....unsure of the situation. These two great guys showed up on a Saturday morning to help set up a couple trees and Daniel was very happy for the help.