Monday, May 17, 2010

Ricky's Eagle Project - 72 Hour Kits for Each Missionary

While serving with our family, we try to maintain a "normal" life with our kids. Rick is graduating from high school next month and is bound for BYU Hawaii. He is finishing his Eagle project for scouts and he decided to prepare emergency food kits for each missionary.
Planning meeting with office staff. Assignments made.There was a lot of pre-work deciding on menus and content and buying samples to see what would work and stay within budget.

Thank heavens for Costco and 100 yen stores!One of the buying trips to Costco. That is a lot of peanut butter!Moving and storing the goods was a project in itself.We filled three vans and cars one of the trips.Missionaries make good movers!Exhausted after a day of buying and moving.
Pre-work making little hand sanitizer bottles. We needed 100 of them.Ricky setting up for assembly.
Getting each station ready.
Putting it all together.
We had about 17 people help with the assembly including missionaries, members and family.



Kits being assembled into these cool bags.
Here is a sample of the final product!
We made 100 of them, one for each missionary. Should be enough food and water for three days and some basic emergency supplies. Can consume all of it without cooking if necessary. We just need to distribute them now. A nice project for Ricky and a great help to the mission.

2 comments:

Kat said...

What a great idea for an Eagle Project! I've been serving as the Rank Advancement Chair for our troop for 14 years now, and LOVE the Boys Scouts!! We've done some marvelous Eagle projects that have changed lives.

OMEDETOU to Ricky for making it in to BYU Hawaii! He must've had a hard time deciding between Provo and Hawaii, but he made the right decision! Classes are smaller, more one on one from professors, and he can work at PCC as a Japanese Guide!

I'll have Keala look him up in the Fall. Keala is Elder Escalante's imouto.

As always, I love the news and photos!

Arigato!

marcusvarjao said...

VARJAO FAMILY, THANKS FOR THE CARE THAT HAD WITH OUR SON DURING THE MONTH THAT HE serve in the MISSION KOBE.QUE HEAVENLY FATHER BLESS ALL YOUR FAMILY IN THIS SACRED WORK.