MCC Facilitates Eagle Scout Project for Anna Maria

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 26, 2005) - Manatee Community College (MCC) and a Bradenton Boy Scout troop worked together to make it happen when the Anna Maria Environmental Enhancement and Education Committee sought wooden structures to house trash barrels on beach-front streets.

The committee wanted structures to dress up plastic trash barrels and reduce the adverse effects of animals and weather. MCC professor and former Boy Scout Master Chris Collins, chair of the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Committee, found a way to do it.

MCC Professor Don Hall, an Assistant Scout Master, became mentor of the project, which helped Boy Scout Nathan Cook earn points in his quest to become a higher-ranked Eagle Scout. Cook developed the plans and material lists for eight wooden structures. After the wood was precut, Collins, Hall and four other adults supervised an assembly line of 16 Boy Scouts from Troop 8 in Bradenton. They finished the job in under four hours.

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