In the past week, the Scorup property has been overun with trailers, coolers, tools and people. Venture Scout Crew 832 has been using the property as a flop pad while they build a new house for Jonah Yellowman near Monument Valley.
dbB students take note: these guys get up early and work all day long! It appears that eating, taking showers and debriefing are the only down time they need. No leisurely mornings at the coffee shop, no late night games of washers, no long academic arguments over design intentions, no monkey business.
13 Venture Scouts and 8 adult facilitators from Pleasant Grove (including a contractor from American Fork) have proven that it is possible to build a home in under a week. Had the realities of the rural experience not intervened, this group would have accomplished their goal — after all, it is hard to build anything on time if your materials don’t show up as scheduled.
I am extremely impressed by the competence, consideration and motivation of this young group. With respect, this is how positive change begins — with a few hardworking people getting dirty. (Then showering in the Scorup House). Thanks — we hope to see you guys again soon.