Tag Archive | "Eagle Scout Project"

Eagle Scout Candidate Selects Pinnacle Rubber Mulch for Playground Project

Tags: , , , , ,

Eagle Scout Candidate Selects Pinnacle Rubber Mulch for Playground Project

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Press Release

LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling and manufacturers of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, has recently formed a partnership with a Boy Scout in Bangor, Maine who is working to make a local playground safer for the children who play on it.

To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout – the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America – Sean O’Connor must plan, organize, lead, and manage a community service project. Sean has decided to renovate the Ronald McDonald House playground in his home town, which is enjoyed by almost 450 families who stay at the home each year. A key part of the renovation was making the playground surfacing safer and more low-maintenance. Sean chose Pinnacle Rubber Mulch as the new safety surfacing for the project, an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds that is made from recycled scrap tires.

“When Sean asked us to donate our Pinnacle Rubber Mulch for his playground renovation project benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, we were more than happy to provide him with whatever he needed to help make the playground a safer place,” said Brad Pittam, general manager, LTR Products. “Not only are we proud to help assist this young man as he strives to earn his Eagle Scout designation, but we are also pleased to be able to offer families at the Ronald McDonald House a safe place to play while they stay at their home away from home.”

“I’d like to thank LTR Products for their generous donation to my Eagle Scout service project,” said Sean O’Connor. “I’m excited that my project will benefit hundreds of families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor each year, and companies like LTR Products are making it possible for me help a great cause like the Ronald McDonald House.”

LTR Products donated 7 tons of brown rubber playground mulch for the Ronald McDonald House playground. The mulch will remain bright and plush for at least 12 years, avoiding the need for the organization to have to replenish it on an annual basis, as is often required for wood mulch.

Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will also make the playground safer for children staying at the Ronald McDonald house with their families. In fact, as a playground safety surfacing, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet, providing up to 50 percent more fall-height protection than wood mulch using half of the material. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council reports that more than 150,000 children are injured in playground falls each year, which makes safety surfacing one of the most vital components of playground construction. Additionally, rubber mulch is non allergenic, non-toxic and harmless to plants, pets and children. It is also clean, minimizes airborne dust and particles, and does not splinter like wood mulch.

For more information about Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, please visit www.ltrproducts.com.

About LTR Products
As a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, LTR Products is a creative outlet for advanced rubber-based products. Each year, LTR Products manufactures the raw materials from millions of discarded tires into innovative products such as Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch. Along with Liberty Tire Recycling, the company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping points. LTR Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.ltrproducts.com.

Source: LTR Products

Comments Off

Prospective Eagle Scout Arranges Donation of DVDs to VA Medical Center

Tags: , ,

Prospective Eagle Scout Arranges Donation of DVDs to VA Medical Center

Posted on 14 October 2010 by Dan

Half Price Books partnered with an Eagle Scout candidate Thursday to donate more than 1,000 DVD movies to the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Hat Tip: @ScottKWalker – Candidate for governor of Wisconsin. (and on Milwaukee County Council Executive Board)

Comments (1)

Eagle Scout Project to Put Smiles on the Faces of Children with Disabilities

Tags: , ,

Eagle Scout Project to Put Smiles on the Faces of Children with Disabilities

Posted on 01 March 2010 by admin

Eagle Scout Candidate Forrest Bernhardt, age 14, received the go-ahead from Whitehall City Council on January 12, 2010 to locate a Liberty Swing in Goodrich Park. The Liberty Swing, a world-first Australian innovation, has enabled many Australian children who use wheelchairs to experience the joy of having a swing in a park and it will now provide the same thrill for kids and adults with disabilities in Whitehall and all of West Michigan.

Diane James, Managing Director of Liberty Swing Pty Ltd, said that the Whitehall swing will be the first installation in a public park in Michigan. “Children in wheelchairs in the Western region of Michigan will now have the opportunity to experience the simple pleasure of having a swing”.

“For most children a city’s parks and playgrounds are a favorite place to visit, however children with special needs often cannot participate in the same activities as other children. The Liberty Swing changes that and allows children in wheelchairs to join in the fun and experience the same childhood activities that all children can enjoy”.

About 180 Liberty Swings have already been installed across Australia and New Zealand and it is now considered a standard piece of equipment in Australia for councils planning new accessible playgrounds. The Liberty Swing, featured on the ABC’s New Inventors show, holds most types and sizes of wheelchairs and meets global safety standards for playground equipment, but is unique in that it can be locked to prevent accidents and vandalism and has an internal seat where a wheelchair is not necessary.

Bernhardt now faces the challenge of raising $16,000 to cover the cost of the swing and shipping charges. He is also looking for donations from businesses for pool type fencing that makes this swing safe and donations from local contractors for help with excavation, cement work, rubber surfacing and assembly.

Tax Deductible Donations can be sent to
Easter Seals – Michigan
First Liberty Swing fund
4065 Saladin Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

***IMPORTANT***  Remember to put “Liberty Swing Fund”  in the memo of the check or else the funds will go to Easter Seals and not to the Eagle Scout Project for the Liberty Swing!

Bernhardt’s goal is to have his Eagle Scout Project completed with children swinging by summer!

Source: Press Release

Comments (1)



ScoutingNews is an independent publication and is not affilated with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, or World Organization of the Scout Movement.