Suddy Sriram of Troop 869 sits in front of the shelves, which he built as part of his Eagle Scout Project in the summer of 2012.
Photo Courtesy of Mani Sriram
Sudharsan “Suddy” Sriram of Troop 869, supported by Trinity Methodist Church, McLean, completed his Eagle Scout Project earlier this summer at the childcare center that helped raised him, Westgate Child Center. As of Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, with the help of scouts and adults from Troop 869 and other troops, friends and family, Sriram built a 19-foot-long step stool and two wooden shelves to store books and toys, and repainted three old shelves.
The project involved nearly 140 hours of planning, constructing and painting.
Sriram’s father Mani Sriram wrote in an email to the Connection, “Suddy wanted to give back to the child center that raised him when he was a child there. Suddy loves working with kids; so he volunteered and worked at the Westgate this summer.”
Started in 1973, Westgate Child Center is a nonprofit organization providing day care and before- and after-care for children of ages two-and-a-half through 12.