Dallas Children's Theater partners with Eagle Scouts. The following are projects completed by Eagle Scouts for Dallas Children's Theater. If you know a Boy Scout who is in need of an Eagle Project, or a Girl Scout who is in need of a Gold Award, please email email@example.com or call 214-978-0110.
Projection Equipment Cabinet | Completed 10/7/12
Thanks to Dameron Mason, a life scout with Troop 67, Dallas Children’s Theater has a new cabinet to store projection equipment. DCT staff electrician, Ziggy Renner, is shown with Dameron and the new cabinet he and his team of scouts built. The cabinet is six feet, six inches tall, four feet, six inches wide and two feet deep. Dameron led a team to safely design, procure materials, build, paint and deliver the cabinet to DCT. We thank him for all his hard work. Now our projection equipment has a safe place to be stored when not in use.
Production Office Cubicle Unit & Shelving | Completed 1/29/12
Dallas Children’s Theater production offices got a new look thanks to Cameron Keith’s Eagle project. Cameron, a Life Scout with Troop 72, safely led a team of scouts to design, build, paint and install two wall mounted cubicle/shelves and a free standing cubicle unit. The cubicle/shelves will be used to make the offices more organized. The group picture features (back row left to right) Robert Cathcart, Cameron Keith, Trey Willis and (front row) Jack McGuire in front of one of the wall mounted units. Cameron (above right) is pictured with the second unit and the free standing cubicles. Thanks to Cameron and his team for these great cubicle/shelves.
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Prop Cabinet for Stage Weapons | Completed 11/05/11
Dallas Children's Theater's Stage Combat weapons got a new home thanks to James Cook of Troop 118. For his Eagle project James safely lead a team of scouts to design, build, paint and install a 6’ X 6’ X 3’ cabinet to hold Dallas Children's Theater's props including stage combat swords, clubs and firearms. James is pictured with some of his team members as well as the outside of the cabinet. Also pictured is the wire rack James designed to store swords. Thanks to James and his team for helping Dallas Children's Theater' keep it’s weapons organized. Pictured above, back row: Wayne Parham, Frank Beverly, James Cook; front row: Jacob Gordon, James Cook II, and JC Jermmott.
Rolling Cable Cart & Display Easels | Completed 9/26/11
Boy Scout Azhar Lakhani is pictured with easels and a rolling cart to hold lighting cables. These items were safely designed, built and delivered to Dallas Children’s Theater as part of his Eagle project. The easels will be used to display art work in the Lacerte Gallery. When not in use they are designed to be stored beneath display cases in the gallery. The cable cart will be used by our lighting crew during lighting hangs. Dallas Children’s Theater thanks Azhar and his team for building these items that will make us more efficient.
Rolling Scenery Panels | Completed: 9/09/11
Bohn Drinkwater, a boy scout with Troop 82, stands with some of the rolling scenery panels he constructed as part of his Eagle Scout Project for Dallas Children’s Theater. John safely led his team to plan, design, procure materials, build, paint and deliver 12 rolling panels. He also disposed of older bulky panels. The white and black panels will be used to display scenery that students draw and color for class shows at Dallas Children’s Theater.
Cart for CPR Training Materials | Completed: 4/08/11
Dallas Children’s Theater Artist in Residence Karl Schaeffer thanks Life Scout Andy Kopel for his Eagle Project that enable our staff to keep their CPR/AED skills current. Andy led a team of scouts to safely design, procure materials, build, paint and deliver this cart to store American Red Cross CPR/AED training materials as well as CPR mannequins. The cart can also accommodate a 32” HD TV (wish list) and DVD player for viewing Red Cross videos.
Red Chair Carts/Baby Changing Stations | Completed: 8/18/09
Dallas Children’s Theater welcomes family members ages 0 to "Young at Heart." Development Assistant & Coordinator Meagan Carroll (right in both photos) thanks Life Scout Travis Conine for his Eagle Prject that will make families with infants and toddlers more comfortable. Travis led a team of scouts to safely install two baby changing stations in restrooms.
Meagan also thanks Travis and the team he led for the four rolling chair carts, custom-made to store and move our red chairs. Travis led a team of scouts to design, procure materials, build, paint and deliver these carts.
DCT Needs an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) | Completed: 7/29/09
Dallas Children’s Theater has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) thanks to Khanh Truong of Boy Scout Troop 730. Kahn led a tem of scouts to research, fund raise, purchase and install an AED. Khanh and his team manned the "DCT Needs an AED" booth at seven performances of The Neverending Story to accept donations and sell tickets to a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's Restaurant.
Boy scouts Vishal Goakani, Khanh and Matthew Edmison are shown above at the booth. On the day of the fundraiser, Khanh (second from the right), speaks to Visnal while at far left Kunal Dixit and Assistant Scoutmaster Mr. Schaeffer man the ticket sales. Center left is Dr. Jeff Kopita dscussing an AED displayed by Mr. Devin Dreiling of AED manufacturer Cardiac Science. The July 11 Fundraiser at Applebee's raised almost $2,700 for the purchase of an AED and alarmed cabinet, an AED trainer, four CPR manikins and CPR/AED training materials.
Above right, Khanh is pictured left with Dallas Children’s Theater Executive Artistic Director Robyn Flatt.
Shelving Off Kitchen | Completed: 5/2/09
Dallas Children’s Theater Artist-in-Residence Karl Schaeffer (left) thanks John Schwab, a Boy Scout with Troop 72 for completing his Eagle Scout Project. John led a team of scouts to design, build and finish a shelving unit for storing boxes of DCT stationary and season brochures. In the past, these boxes would clutter our offices. Thanks to John and his team, we now have three selving units (6' x 32" x 18") which match the cabinets in the Gables.
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Black Chair Carts/Shelves Behind Kitchen | Completed: 3/29/09
Boy Scout Pearce Illmer led a team of scouts to design, build and paint six chair carts and two shelving units. Each chair cart can safely move ten plastic chairs. Gina Waits, Dallas Children’s Theater After-School-Drama and Intern Coordinator, thanks Pearce for these carts which will make our interns more efficient. Above right Karl Schaeffer, DCT Artist-in-Residence, congratulates Pearce on the great shelves he built in the storage room behind the kitchen in the Gables.
The shelving units' dimensions are 1' x 12' x 8' and 27" x 8' x 7'6".
Usher Video | Completed: 7/1/08
Steve Jones, Dallas Children’s Theater Box Office Manager (left), and Life Scout Joel Sprier admire the "DCT Volunteer Usher Video." Joel wrote, directed and produced the video to train our volunteer ushers at DCT. The video can play in the lobby and can stream on the web.
Class/Rehearsal Tri-fold Screens | Completed: 6/18/08
Life Scout Will Sprier (at left, with DCT Artist-in-Residence Karl Schaeffer) built ten 3' x 7' panels that can hold scenery for our class productions. The screens are pin hinged and can be used in many flexible arrangements.
Black Chair Carts | Completed: 4/24/08
Dallas Children's Theater hosts numerous events, often requiring chairs to be moved around the Rosewood Center. This task just became easier thanks to six rolling chair carts built by Life Scout Bryan Crabb of Troop 72. For his Eagle Project, Bryan led a team of scouts to design, build and paint these time saving carts. Each cart can safely move ten plastic chairs.
Classroom Shelves | Completed: 12/1/07
Dallas Children's Theater Education Director Nancy Schaeffer is thrilled to organize class supplies on shelves provided by Life Scout Mark Sehnert of Boy Scout Troop 72. For his Eagle project, Mark led a team of scouts to design, acquire, build and install shelving for the Music Room closet. Dallas Children's Theater thanks Mark for the shelving unit.
Blue Chair Carts | Completed: 10/2/07
Michael Labbe-Lane (left) of Boy Scout Troop 779 surveys his completed Eagle Project benefiting Dallas Children's Theater. Michael led a team of scouts to design, build and stain six rolling carts. Each of these carts can hold and move 10 stackable chairs. Staff Member Blake Sommerfield joins the rest of the DCT staff in thanking Michael for these time and labor saving carts.
Brick Boxes | Completed: 10/20/06
Malcolm Carradine (center) surveys his completed Eagle Scout Project. Malcolm designed and supervised the construction of three wooden boxes to display commemorative bricks at the Dallas Children's Theater. Carradine was assisted by other boy scouts, including Anthony Schaeffer (left) and assistant scoutmaster and DCT employee Karl Schaeffer (right). The scouts spent Saturdays a the theater installing 250 square feet of brick. They also developed a database for the theate to locate each of the 380 bricks by inscription, brick size or donor name. The Bricks are now on permanent display in the new drive up and The Dee & Charles Wyly Family Garden as of September 2009. This is a great way to commemorate birthdays and anniversaries, or just a way to make a friend or family member feel extra special.
If you know a Boy Scout who is in need of an Eagle Project, or a Girl Scout who is in need of a Gold Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-978-0110.