Boy Scout troops design outdoor benches for animal shelter


EDINBURG, Texas – Cutting and drilling is how 17-year-old Jared Contreras and his fellow Boy Scout members started to work.

“It’s going to be for the PAWs Anderson center here in Edinburg. He’s doing some benches with sunshades because in that area they don’t have a place to sit and be out with some shade,” said Homer Rios, Boy scout troop 1954 master.

Rios said that this is all part of Contrera’s Eagle Scout project, which he has been planning for over a year, is now turning into a reality.

“I wanted to give back to them because I volunteered around a year ago and I really like animals and everything. I want people and volunteers to feel really relaxed when they go dogs and everything,” Contreras added.

With cut up piles of lumber the scout members spent the day making two benches and one picnic table.

The scout members stayed focused and helped with the project all while maintaining safe social distance.

“They going to help built it and I’m going to help leading them which is part of the project,” Contreras said.

A thoughtful gesture that will help him become an Eagle Scout and bring lots of smiles to the community.

Troop 1954 is expected to complete this project next week.

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