Matthew Gawors’ Eagle Scout Proposition
I, Matthew Gawors, plan to improve the conditions of the Middletown Storefront of Family Empowerment. The Storefront is located on Canal Street underneath the storage areas. My goal is to make that area look welcoming and pleasing to the eye.
This project will cost roughly $500. Using resources from myself, the City of Middletown, and Middletown High School, I plan to raise this sum of money using the following fundraisers:
2. A Coin Drop
3. A Raffle Using Items Donated by Various Stores
Describe the project you plan to do:
My project has two separate parts to it. The goal of the first part is to improve the day hab working area. The appearance will provide a more suitable area to play, work, and learn. This way the consumers’ interaction with the community will be even more beneficial. I plan on building a 21 ft. by 8 ft bulletin board on a blank wall inside day hab’s storefront. This wall will show the people participating in the day hab program. When the consumer leaves day hab they will be able to take their photo as a constant reminder of what they learned while in the program. This will make them better citizens and people. The wall will be covered with molding and 8x10 photos of the consumers, and will be painted a pleasing color(s). The goal of the second part shares the one with the first except I want the appearance of the outside of the storefront to be pleasing for the community as well as the program. I will paint the windows different colors, shape up the sidewalk, paint or replace the door, take out all of the overgrown plants that are destroying the building, and hang a sign in front to signify the organizations contributions towards the community.
My project will be of benefit to the group because:
Family Empowerment benefits from my project because it enhances the day habilitation program and the people who participate within the program. It also will benefit the community by enhancing the appearance of the day habilitation site. The day habilitation program promotes community integration for the people who utilize the program by developing community connections such as meals on wheals, Elant nursing home, and local churches.
Project Plan and Description:
Right now Family Empowerments store front has a rusty hand rail, a flimsy door, a dirty sidewalk, old, dry, cracked window frames, overgrown vines and plants outside, and a dull look to the bricks. Also the inside wall is blank and boring which I will cover with a giant bulletin board with all the photos of the consumers to show involvement within the community and to show pride within the program. I plan on sprucing the place up to ensure community and day hab pride and spirit. I will need many materials in order for this plan to be executed. I will need a sign made with family empower logo painted on, a new fire-resistant door, one or two pressure washers, a power saw, many pairs of safety goggles, many pairs of work gloves, paint brushes, paint scrapers, concrete cleaner, paint, ladders, 60 feet of molding, and 40 8x10 picture frames. I will have around 10 scouts from Troop 52 in Middletown volunteering, about 15 members of Middletown High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society, around 55 participants in family empowerments day-hab, and about 20 adults ranging from Troop 52 to my family to the high school. Mush of the equipment must be handled with care. Only adults will be using the power saw, and only adults and older teens will be using the power washer(s). For everyone interacting with dangerous equipment they will be provided with safety goggles, and work gloves. There also will be a first aid kit on site at all times. All volunteers on ladders will always have a spotter around. All sections of my project will have adult supervision.
Eagle Scout Leadership Project Proposal Checklist
1. How many people will be recruited to help carry out the project? Adults? Scouts? Non-Scouts?
a. I will recruit as many as I possibly can. The more help the better. There will be about 10 Scouts from my Troop, 15 members of Middletown High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society, 55 members of Family Empowerments Day Hab Program, and around 20 Adults.
2. How will you recruit help?
a. I will invite the people to help, face to face. A warm invitation is better than just putting a poster up to ask for help.
3. How will you organize people to work on your project?
a. I will place the volunteers into different sections of the project with younger volunteers and adults at each site.
4. How will you lead them?
a. After placing the volunteers into different sections I will leave adult supervision at each station that knows what the task is and what needs to be done. They will relay the plan to other volunteers in that group. the next section. After the project is up and running I will move from section to section adding on my detailed thoughts on the project.
5. Is there any special training required to accomplish tasks on the project?
a. Some people will be using a power saw, power washer, brushes for painting, and paint scrapers. The power saws will be operated by the knowledgeable adults, the power washer can be used by older student or scouts that can learn things quickly, and I think many of the volunteers will be able to paint, and scrape the windows and wall.
6. How will you provide training?
a. Many of the volunteers already know how to use a power saw, power washer, and know how to paint, and scrape, so the other volunteers will do something that’s easy to pick up like painting and the work that requires training will be done be the already trained volunteers.
7. How will you handle safety concerns?
a. First I will always have a first aid kit in site. I will provide all the workers with work gloves and safety goggles. In addition the ones using the power saws and power washer will be provided with earmuffs.
8. What materials and/or equipment is needed, how will it be obtained? Who will operate it? What safety practices will be followed?
a. Sign- Donated from Sign Company
b. Door- Donated
c. Pressure Washer- Provided by volunteers
d. Safety Glasses- Provided by volunteers
e. Work Gloves- Provided by volunteers
f. Paint Brushes- Provided by volunteers
g. Scrapers- Provided by volunteers
h. Concrete Cleaner- $15 or Donated
i. Paint- $150 or Donated
j. Ladders- Provided by volunteers
k. 60 Ft of Molding- $60 or Donated
l. 40 8x10 Frames- $200 or Donated
9. If any special equipment is needed, how will it be obtained? Who will operate it? What safety practices will be followed?
a. I need a power washer and a power saw. Both will be obtained by the volunteers (Including myself). The adults and older teens will operate the equipment using work gloves, safety goggles, and earmuffs.
10. What is the entire cost of the project?
a. This project will roughly cost $425 without donations.
11. Is the cost of the project a budgeted expense of the benefited organization?
a. Family Empowerment will donate $100 to help with the project, and more if needed in a jam.
12. Will the Scout try to get donations?
a. Yes I will try to get donations to cover the entire project. I will travel the entire Middletown area looking for donation from Lowes, to Home Depot, to Warrens frame store to ACmore.
13. How will cost overruns be handled?
a. All cost overruns will be given back to the Family Empowerment Day Hab program.
14. What is the expected completion date?
a. The expected completion date is the end of August.
15. What are the specific work dates and time schedules?
a. I will know when my job lets me know my hours and days.
16. Does the scout have any ”Before” pictures of the project site?
a. Yes I do have before pictures.
17. Does the scout have any sketches or drawing with his plans?
a. Yes I do have a sketch
18. Is all of the information completed in the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook in the sections called “project Description” and “Planning Details”?
a. Yes all of the information is finished in these sections.
19. Has the project been approved by the benefiting organization?
a. Yes the project has been approved by the benefiting organization.
20. Has the project been approved by the Scoutmaster?
a. Yes the project has been approved by the Scoutmaster
21. Has the project been approved by the Committee Chairperson
a. Yes the project has been approved by the committee chairperson
Donations/ Discounts have been pledged by:
• Jo-Ann Fabrics
-6 8 by 10 picture frames at 10% off ($12) Discounted
• 84 Lumber
- 70 feet of molding ($50) Donated
• What A Store
- 36 pairs of gloves ($24) Donated
- 35 mouth filters ($14) Donated
- 1 drop clothe ($6) Donated
- 4 2 pints of red paint ($24) Donated
- 2 gallons of white paint ($24) Donated
- 1 gallon of concrete protector ($9) Donated
- 24 8x10 picture frames ($60) Donated
- 3 paint rollers ($9) Donated
- 10 paint brushes ($7) Donated
- 1 10 gallon prime paint container ($40) Donated
• McPhillip’s Funeral Home
- $75 in check form
• Gervic Paints
-4 gallons of color paints ($64) Donated
-1 pint of color paint ($8) Donated
• Lefty’s Pizzeria
-8 Pizzas ($80) Donated
-4 2 liter bottles of soda ($16) Donated
Items purchased with donation:
3 cans of spray paint from Downtown Hardware ($12)
Extra paint brushes ($6)
6 picture frames from Jo-Ann fabrics ($12)
1 3 gallon bottle of weed killer ($25)
Cost of Project- $55
Value of Donated Materials- $522
Value of Project- $577
Time Sheet Hours
Planning Hours 11
Execution Hours 28
Complete Hours 39
Volunteer Hours 142
Goal Hours 160
Grand Total Hours worked on Project 190
Event Date Hours
Dicussion with Mr. Sutton 0.4
Grant Research 0.75
Dicussion with Mr. Sutton 0.4
Met with Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Sutton at store front 16-Jun 6.6
Worked with Mr. Sutton going over proposition 19-Jun 3.4
Worked with Mr. Sutton going over proposition 26-Jun 2.6
Called Main Frame, talked over about buying or searching for frames 13-Jun 1
Searched stores for donations (84 Lumber, Ragshop, Jo-Ann Fabric, What a Store!) 16-Aug 3
First Day of Handiwork 19-Aug 13
Picked up Lumber from 84 Lumber 25-Aug 1
Second Day of Handiwork 26-Aug 25.5
Third Day of Handiwork 2-Sep 56
Forth Day of Handiwork (Me) 8-Oct 4
Fifth Day of Handiwork (Kim Allen, Me, Mr. Sutton, James Sutton) 11-Nov 16
Sixth Day of Handiwork (Me, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Woodruff) 15-Nov 5
Family Empowerment's Consumer's Frames Sep-Dec 42
Went over to storefront and Put up frames (Me) 23-Jan 1
Dicussion with Mr. Sutton 0.40
Matthew Gawors 0.20
Mr. Sutton 0.20
Grant Recearch 0.70
Matthew Gawors 0.70
Matthew Gawors 0.75
Mr. Roberts 0.75
Mr. Sutton 0.75
Dicussion with Mr. Sutton 0.40
Matthew Gawors 0.20
Mr. Sutton 0.20
Met with Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Sutton at store front 6.60
Mary Pat Gawors 1.10
Frank Gawors 1.10
Matthew Gawors 1.10
Mr. Sutton 1.10
Mrs. Sutton 1.10
Mike Sutton 1.10
Worked with Mr. Sutton going over proposition 3.40
Matthew Gawors 1.70
Mr. Sutton 1.70
Worked with Mr. Sutton going over proposition 2.60
Matthew Gawors 1.30
Mr. Sutton 1.30
Called Main Frame, talked over about buying or searching for frames 1.00
Matthew Gawors 0.50
Mrs. Warren 0.50
Searched stores for donations (84 Lumber, Ragshop, Jo-Ann Fabric, What a Store!) 3.00
Matthew Gawors 3.00
First Day of Handiwork 13.00
Jared Burket 3.00
Frank Gawors 3.00
Mary Pat Gawors 3.00
Matthew Gawors 4.00
Picked up Lumber from 84 Lumber 1.00
Matthew Gawors 1.00
Second Day of Handiwork 25.5
Timothy Galie 4
Frank Gawors 6.25
Corinne Fonseca 4.75
Adrianna Dimatteo 4
Matthew Gawors 6.5
Third Day of Handiwork 56
Steven Roberts 4
Bryo Estage 4.75
Nick Weimer 3.75
Brian Roberts 4
Timothy Gailie 3.5
Kevin Turco 6
Deanna Knapp 6
Michael Edwards 5.5
Mike Sutton 5
James Sutton 5
Meg Conolly 1.5
Matthew Gawors 7
Forth Day of Handiwork 4
Matthew Gawors 4
Fifth Day of Handiwork 16
Mike Sutton 4
Mr. Sutton 4
Kim Allen 4
Matthew Gawors 4
Sixth Day of Handiwork 5.4
Mr. Sutton 1.8
Mr. Woodruff 1.8
Matthew Gawors 1.8
All of Family Empowerment's Consumer's Frames 42
FEC Consumers 42
Went over to storefront and Put up frames (Me) 1
Matthew Gawors 1