Eagle Scout Earns His Wings by Creating Cart to Comfort Hospice Patients

Brooks Loukas, member of Boy Scout Troop 82 of Dallas, built a “Comfort Cart” for the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center (TBPHC) as his Eagle Scout Service Project. Also part of his project was organizing a drive to collect items to stock the cart. The cart he constructed is designed to be part of the hospice center’s concierge program and is stocked with snacks, mints, gum, tissue, books, Bibles, phone chargers, playing cards and other comfort items. Volunteers will wheel the Comfort Cart from room to room to provide entertainment, comfort and enjoyment to patients and their families.

The Comfort Cart project was planned, refined, built and delivered in the period of eight months. The project involved around 15 volunteers, including fellow Boy Scouts, adults and other youth volunteers who worked a combined 151 hours on the planning and execution of the project. Brooks raised more than $1,100 from 23 donors and also collected items to stock the cart valued at several hundred dollars. Brooks and the scout volunteers delivered the cart to the TBPHC in late February and it is expected to be in service this summer. Brooks completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on March 31 and was formally inducted as an Eagle Scout in the Troop 82 Court of Honor held on May 9.

More about Eagle Scout Service Projects:

Eagle Scout Service Projects are designed for Eagle Scout Candidates to contribute to their community while learning valuable planning and leadership skills. The goal of these projects is to qualify the candidate to become an Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank of the Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America). Because it takes years of hard work, service and determination to become an Eagle Scout, this prestigious milestone is recognized across the country and the world. Learn more Eagle Scout requirements, here.