Touted as the most important thing to do with your kids, eating dinner together, at a common table, has positive effects on physical, mental and emotional benefits. Not only that but the table is central to homework, games and overall family time. This is one of the reasons that Kyle Urich, a senior at Bishop Kelley High School and a member of Boy Scouts Troop 81, dedicated his Eagle Project to building six kitchen tables for Family & Children Services’ Women in Recovery (an intensive outpatient alternative for eligible women facing long prison sentences for non-violent, drug-related offenses).
With the help of his fellow scouts, the tables were built over four days. The tables started out as 2 by 4’s and long pine boards that were cut down, measured, shaped, sanded, and stained by the scouts.
Service to others in an important part of the Scout Oath, and each year, young men strive to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank by applying character, citizenship and Scouting values in their daily lives. Only 6 percent of Boy Scouts achieve the rank.
After graduation, Urich plans to pursue an engineering degree in college.