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Lexington Scout Organizing Habitat for Humanity Drive (VIDEO)

LHS sophomore Tim Schoch talks about organizing the drive, to be held Feb. 23 and March 2 at St. Brigid’s, as his Eagle Scout project.

Have tools, appliances or furniture you could donate? If you do, then you can help folks still recovering after Superstorm Sandy, as well as a local teen working toward becoming an Eagle Scout.

As his Eagle project, Lexington High sophomore Tim Schoch is organizing a collection drive for Habitat for Humanity, collecting donations of tools, appliances and furniture to help out people in need, especially those affected by Sandy, the hurricane that smashed the east coast last October.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, March 2, Schooch and a few fellow Scouts from Troop 10 will be at St. Brigid's collecting items for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Boston

Schooch said he started thinking of a collection drive as his Eagle Project when Hurricane Sandy struck right around the same time he learned his first idea—a trail maintenance project by the Old Res—was not going to pan out.

For more on that story, watch the video posted above.

Schoch said he comes from a Scouting family and becoming an Eagle Scout is something he’s looked forward to his whole life.

“Becoming an Eagle Scout is the greatest honor that a Boy Scout can obtain,” Schoch said. “It’s not really about the badge or the emblem; it’s really about what it means to you as a person and how far you’ve come. As a lot of people say, It’s the journey, not the destination.”

Gini Shevrin February 16, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Last I looked, Tim's last name was Schoch, not Schooch. What's a 'conation' ("collecting donations of tools, conations, appliances and furniture")? Really, I'm going to start charging Patch for proofreading/fact-checking. You can do better, Patrick.
Gini Shevrin February 16, 2013 at 01:17 PM
On the other hand, thank you for your continuing coverage of Eagle Leadership Projects.
Bob Ludwig February 17, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Good publicity. What is the connection between the HFH Restore and Hurricane Sandy victims?
Tim Schoch February 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Hey everyone, If your interested in donating or have any questions send me an email at timothyschoch@gmail.com and be sure to check out the restore's website for other great ways to get involved! http://www.habitatboston.org/restore.html Thanks, Tim Schoch

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