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Boy Scout builds bird houses for Evelyn’s House patients and their families

Four tall, bright and colorful birdhouses are spaced evenly across the backyard of Evelyn’s House for residents and their families to enjoy watching birds from the patio of their guest suite. 

The birdhouses were built and painted by Cameron Moseley, 17, Boy Scout from Troop 641, in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Nathan Rain, a BJC employee with Information Services, is his Scoutmaster.

Moseley, a life-ranked scout, built these birdhouses as his Eagle service project.  He had to apply for approval for this project from the Boy Scout Council. Once approved, Cameron received donations from BJC and Home Depot to purchase supplies. Doing research, Moseley, found that these stand-alone birdhouses, sitting on a matching wooden pole with a solid wooden base, appear heavy enough to withstand usual wind gusts. “I hope Evelyn’s House guests and families get to see a variety of birds,” says Moseley. 

Rain’s son, Andrew, 12, helped Moseley a little bit with the birdhouses and Boy Scout committee chair, Scott Moseley and his wife, helped Cameron transport the birdhouses to Evelyn’s House. 

“Cameron did such a wonderful job on the colorful bird houses”, says Ann Short, RN, Manger, Evelyn’s House. “They are ingenious with a hinged door for easy cleaning.  The birdhouses will provide hours of birdwatching enjoyment for our patients and families and we hope to see some birds nesting soon, as we see quite a few bluebirds in the area.”

 

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