I got an email from the very proud father of a young man, who is a sophomore at Panther Creek High School, and I couldn't resist sharing it here.
Nick Mewshaw is working to raise money to build a chicken coop for the children's education program at Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham as part of his Eagle Scout project. The center offers a variety of classes, programs, field trips and camps for kids to teens. The non-profit's mission is to foster healthy connections between people, wildlife and nature.
Nick, a Life Scout in Troop 152, is raising money for the project through Indiegogo.com, a crowd-funding site where people can pledge money toward various projects. He needs to raise $800. At last check, he's raised more than $500.
"The reason I am doing my project is to demonstrate and learn about leadership, but to also help out the Piedmont Wildlife Center," he wrote me in an email. "They use the chickens that live in the coop for their various education programs. The current coop is in disrepair and I am building a new one so that their chickens can avoid frostbite in winter and overheating in summer."
Check out his Indiegogo site for more information and to find out how you can help him out.