Feel Good Story: Tennessee Eagle Scout Paints Bus for School

In Tennessee, an Eagle Scout completed a service project for his troop by painting an old, donated school bus for the Dyersburg High School Trojan marching band.

The idea started when Paul Anderson was searching for a project to complete for his troop. He is a member of the marching band at DHS, so he thought it fitting to combine his two organizations: Eagle Scouts and the DHS band. While asking around for projects he could take on, someone suggested, jokingly, that he paint the bus Dyer County Bus Shop had donated the year before. The Bus Shop told the school the bus needed to be painted over before they use it. Feeling inspired, the high school senior orchestrated the bus-painting event, which incorporated 28 volunteers, all donating time and equipment to paint the bus.

dhs band bus eagle scout project

These were helping with prepping the bus for the paint job: removing all lights and decals, taping over windows, and cleaning the bus. A local body shop called Hub’s Body Shop donated all equipment and time to the project. They painted the bus for free for the school. The owner, Mr. Hub, paid for the body shop employee’s time that day. After the paint job was complete, Suckerpunch Sign and Graphics offered the bus graphics to the troop at a discounted rate.

DHS new band school bus

When all was said and done, the total project ran $1,995.86. Anderson’s grandfather paid for the project.

Anderson’s band mates were thrilled at how the bus came out. They knew they’d be the envy of other bands at their competitions.

DHS students helping paint school bus

We love seeing people help their communities like this! Read the full story here: http://www.stategazette.com/story/2390142.html