Eagle Scout Project at Trout Lake School
Trout Lake School was very fortunate this year to have Evan Tattersall decide to complete his Eagle Scout project on our campus. The Eagle Scout Service Project is an opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Evan wanted to complete a free standing covered bike rack to benefit the students at Trout Lake School. A Scout in White Salmon had completed a similar project and Evan felt that this was also something that was needed in Trout Lake. In speaking with Evan about his project, he says that he is most proud to have finished the project and see his vision as a reality. Evan and his dad were able to spend a lot of time together on the project and learn a lot of new things as neither of them had any building experience. One of the main challenges that Evan encountered in building his covered bike shelter was the transportation of materials, digging the necessary post holes, dealing with challenges that arose from digging and finding time to complete all aspects of the project. Evan learned many things in the course of his project. He learned that communication is key. He had to communicate with the county, school leaders, and businesses. When communicating, he learned that you must get the dates and time coordinated and correct. He learned that he must document everything and keep accurate records. Evan learned about management of budgets, people and resources and he also learned to not be afraid to ask for help. Trout Lake School is very appreciative of Evan’s and his family’s contribution to the community. Thank you, Evan.