Repair and refresh kids play ship

Repair and refresh kids play ship


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

Back in 2007, Josh Stone from the Boy Scout Troop 44 in Orrington Maine, did his Eagle’s project by assembling the kid’s play ship at St. Joseph’s campus in Brewer. It is a fun place for children and their families to play. Over the years there has been little maintenance and the wood was quite weathered. The knights had taken interest in it, but it had been hard in the past to find time to focus on it. However, thanks to COVID, Pine Cone Council 114 knew this was the year. 1) it was an outside activity, 2) we could easily be social distance over many weeks 3) we could invite our families to help 4) we could partner with the scouts troop 17. On July 6th, Brother Jeff Schaller and Brother EJ Hikel assessed the situation. At our July meeting the council agreed to fund the $120 to clean and stain the wood. On July 25, Brother Jake Marquis brought his power washer and Brother EJ Hikel with son Gabriel Hikel, scrubbed the side of the deck and cleaned the wood. Brother Jake also noted several items that needed repair, including a step, a new ladder and a steering wheel. Then on Aug 27, Troop 17 grabbed their paint brushes and applied the cedar stain to the ship. Finally on Aug 30, Brother EJ Hikel applied thompson waterseal to the floor boards and other areas that were not stained. The ship is ready for families again.

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