September 25, 2000
L to R-Martin, Dan, James Sullivan, Brandon Salter, Jon Brooks.
Students entering Ms. Terri Wagner's 5th grade class at Cottage Lake Elementary the first Tuesday of the new school year found themselves looking out onto a scene straight from the African Serengeti, instead of the typical wall of posters and maps.
Martin Sullivan of Boy Scout Troup 573 chose to do a mural for his old elementary school as his Eagle Scout project. He is currently a junior at Seattle Preparatory School.
The project was completed during the two weeks before classes began and Martin was ably assisted by many of the boys from Troop 573.
The Eagle project is a chance for a scout to show leadership in guiding others in a worthwhile project while providing a service to the community.
Other scouts contributing their artistic talents: Nick Welter, Colin Danaher, Sean Dalton, Thomas, James and Dan Sullivan, Matt Miller, Keith Laverty, Nick McLane, Tyler Kapp, Jon Brooks, Andrew, Evan and Jordan Carrell, and Brandon Salter.
Many of these boys are or were Cottage Lake students, and four of the boys are currently working on Eagle Scout Projects of their own.
Jon Brooks is assembling 30 emergency backpacks filled with school supplies for homeless teens to help them stay in school, and is donating computer stations for at-risk teens.
Jordan Carrell is remodeling the picnic shelter at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church (which sponsors the troop and provides meeting space).
Brandon Salter improved access to the upper grounds of the church, while installing steps, a handrail and a bench.
Danny Sullivan built new saddle racks and installed additional storage shelving at the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.