Shed Project 2019

In January of 2019, prospective Eagle Scout Gavin Watt, of Boy Scout Troop 31 in Rochester NY, approached us to see if he could assist the Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet (GECC). We told him we are in desparate need of more storage.   Hence the idea of the shed with shelves was created.   This would greatly help us store items  that are not in  season and previewed current season clothing.   Gavin is a 15 year student at Greece Odyssey High School.   The entire project plan was provided by him and approved by his scout master.

The installation came after months of planning, fund raising, obtaining buiding permits, and countless other tasks. All of the work was directed by Gavin. His efforts included providing all of the funding. 

Road-side sign displayed during the building of the shed

During the installation of the new shed, a sign on Maiden Lane announced that the Eagle Scout Service Project was underway. Community organizations that provided funding, materials, or other assistance were recognized on the sign.


Some of the Scouts who participated in the construction of the shed

The shed installation was a team project that included scouts, parents, and others. This picture shows the scouts who were assisting at one point during the weekend.


The shed platform

It was an exciting moment when the first large part of the shed, its base, was put into place.


Putting up the first wall

The frame for the first wall is maneuvered into position.


First wall is up, and second is being prepared

With the first wall in place, work was underway on the second wall.


All the walls are up

Inspecting the structure.


Walls were up, but not the roof

The shed walls were up. The roof was not yet on the structure.


The shed got a roof

Once the roof was attached, the shed looked more like a building


Custom shelves in the shed

Custom shelves were added. The shelves were designed to hold bins of a specific size.


Donation shed was reworked

A small shed was in place before this project. It is used by people who want to leave donations of clothes for the Clothing Closet. The donations shed was given a new roof, and a new look, so that it matched the new storage shed. This came as a total surprise to us and very much appreciated.


New signs were created

New signs were created for the Clothing Closet, and for the donations shed.


The shed at the end of the construction weekend

At the end of the weekend, the new shed was just about complete. Only a few tasks remained, and they were completed over the next few weeks.


Shelves in the Clothing Closet

There was wood left over after the shelves were installed in the new shed. The wood was used to create some new shelves inside the clothing closet.


Gavin Watt, the project leader, with the shed

Gavin Watt, the leader of the project, stands by the testiment to his leadership and hard work. The Clothing Closet was thrilled to have the new shed. The Clothing Closet was very grateful to Gavin, Boy Scout Troop 31, and all of the volunteers who participated in creating this badly need addition to the Clothing Closet. The efforts of Gavin and his crew will be publicly recognized in the near future.   Thank you did not seem enough for all you did Gavin!