David Burre Of Lee’s Summit Boy Scout Troop 220 Improves Community Garden
June 30, 2012
By Wendy Hayworth
Boys from Troop 220 pause a moment from their work to pose for a photo.
David Burre was working in the community garden at the Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church when an idea came to him. He asked the pastor who took care of the garden what would be most beneficial. The pastor, David Hutchinson, replied that a rain barrel or an irrigation system would be ideal. David settled on rain barrels.
David is a scout from Troop 220 and this would be his Eagle Service Project.
With the help of his older brothers, Kyle (19) and Curtis (21), David asked around for donations from local hardware stores. Through this adventure he gained $90 worth of supplies. Joe Blackshere from Ace Hardware and Carl Huffman from Home Depot specifically helped out.
In addition, scouts Corey DeMarco, Vasile Wilcox, Alex Keary, Jeremy Piatt, Austin Ahern, Luke Bowers, Johnathan Mendenhall, Josh Harris, Kemmery Davies, Brian Bowers, Harry Bowers; and adults Michelle Ahern, Debbie Burre, Curtis Burre, Rodger Bowers, Tom Harris, and Merle Bowers joined in David’s project.
In all, 100 hours were spent on the project, 40 of which were contributed by David. David and his father, John Burre, created two systems for their own garden at home as practice.
David is 14 and will be entering his freshmen year at Lee’s Summit West High School.
“Boy Scouts has really impacted my life, after all the sports that I tried and failed, Boy Scouts was the one I succeeded in, I believe I never would have become who I am today without it, and I encourage other boys to join.”