Ever since he could remember, Paul had always enjoyed being part of his church community at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia. He had always admired how big and beautiful the church was, and the welcoming community there. Paul was looking for ideas for his Eagle Scout Project when he noticed that the courtyard at his church was falling into disrepair; he saw an opportunity to do something for his community. But before he could begin repair work, COVID-19 struck.
Paul worked with his church community to reschedule and adjust his plan to follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Paul began by pulling up the displaced bricks, then leveling the dirt, and tamping it down. Then he re-enforced the base and reseated the bricks. Finally, he planted grass seed and covered it with straw to keep the new soil in place. The courtyard project went so well and smoothly, it easily survived the very rainy summer that followed planting
Paul is glad to have helped his church community in this way while creating a renewed courtyard space. Father Lee of All Saints Catholic Church remarked, “The brick and path repairs provide a much-welcomed improvement to our courtyard in the center of our church campus. Paul led a great team in doing this!”