Scout washing cars to raise money

Eagle Scout prospect Parker Jamieson of El Dorado Hills has designed a landscaping project at Marina Village Middle School. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Parker Jamieson has been involved in Scouting for the last seven years. An eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, Jamieson, 14, joined the Tiger Scouts when he was in first grade. He then participated in Cub Scouts and Webelo Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout in troop No. 645 almost three years ago.

Being in the scouts is in the Jamieson family; Parker’s father Mark is a cub master for Pack 645 and an assistant troop leader for the Boys Scouts of the same pack. Parker’s two younger brothers, Preston and Carson, are in the Boy and Cub scouts, respectively, serving in the same pack while sister Lauren is in the Girl Scouts.

Parker is currently working on his Eagle Scout project. It is a plan to landscape and area across from the science classrooms and main office on the north end of the Marina Village Middle School campus. This will include a permanent bench and landscaping for students and faculty to enjoy.

“I want to offer back to the community,” Parker said. “I thought it would help me improve my leadership skills.”

Parker and volunteers he’s rounded up plan to work on his project toward the end of March during spring break. The work include the installation of a bench in the center of the area, planting two Japanese maples near the edges of the landscape and surrounding the edges with butterfly bushes to make it a butterfly habitat.

“The project might take a month,” said Parker.

Ideally, Michelle Jamieson, Parker’s mother, said his project could be completed during spring break week if the weather continues to be spring-like.

To purchase the materials for the project Parker, his family, friends and volunteers are holding a car wash on Saturday, March 10, and Saturday, March 17, to raise funds. It will be at the Lake Forest Plaza, at the corner of Francisco Drive and Green Valley Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A suggested donation of $8 is requested. Each participant will automatically be entered into a raffle, and food and beverages will be served during the car washes.

According to Michelle a rain-out date of Saturday, March 24, at the same location and time.

“I’ll use the car wash money to order all the plants and benches,” Parker said.

The rest of the money will go toward purchasing new computers for the school; the last computers purchased for the campus was back in the early 2000s.

People who want to make a donation but can’t make it to one of the car washes can send a check to the school at 1901 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills 95762 and make the check to the attention of: Parker Jamieson, Eagle Scout Project.

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