Gabriel Frederick, from Scouts BSA Troop 300 in Brandon, MS, recently completed his Eagle Project benefiting the Mississippi School for the Deaf and Blind. He created two storage units, one 6 foot by 6 foot storage shelving unit and one 4 foot by 6 foot clothes hanging unit. They were delivered to the school on January 30, 2023.
Gabriel found out about the need through Mrs. Jessica Nichols, who recently worked with her family’s Cub Scout Pack, Pack 576 to hold a clothing drive benefiting the school. He worked with Mrs. Nichols to create a design that would meet the needs of the school, and get approval to conduct the project. She also helped him to arrange delivery with the school and to have a chance to meet the school’s leadership team.
Gabriel was responsible for the design, planning, funding, and execution of his project, including leading youth and adult members of his troop to assist him in the build. Gabriel created a GoFundMe page to collect donations from friends and family to help him pay for the materials and supplies needed. He also presented a request to Lowes in Flowood, Mississippi, who generously donated the wood needed to complete the project. Combined planning and execution time spent on this project by Gabriel and his team was over 106 hours.
Gabriel, who plans to attend Mississippi State in the fall to study Mechanical Engineering, really enjoyed the design and building of this project and was excited to see his plans realized in the completion of the storage units.