From the spring of 2004 through March of 2005, Paul DiCola planned and
implemented his Eagle Scout Project, which involved refurbishing the
South Side Boys & Girls Club in New Rochelle, New York. The Club was
used by over 400 children each day as an after school site for homework
When he first saw these children and the poor condition in which they used
the Club, he knew he had to make it his project and help them enjoy a
fresher, cleaner, happier environment. With his team of volunteers, he
oversaw badly needed painting, repairs, ceiling tile replacements, wood
sanding, furniture donations and the freshening of murals.
The project involved over 550 hours of volunteer time from his fellow Troop 11
scouts, their families and Paul.