Eagle Scout Summer Sandbox Project at Schreiber

(LANCASTER, Pa.)- With his clipboard in hand and a look of steadfast determination, Justin Walker is directing twenty fellow scouts and six leaders from Troop #51 of Elizabethtown around Schreiber Pediatric’s playground from his wheelchair. They are busy digging, laying pavers and installing a new handicap accessible sandbox, complete with a waterproof cover, as part of Justin’s Eagle Scout Project.

Diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease, as a baby, Justin has been attending Schreiber Pediatric for physical therapy since he was just three months old. Now, at age seventeen, he wants to give back to the Center and in a way that allow every child to be a part of the fun; “The experiences I have had here make it easy for me to choose Schreiber as the community place to do my project,” said Justin.

With donations from B & G Lumber Co., Ed’s Landscaping and Huber Upholstery, and help from family and friends, Justin has had the opportunity to see his plans for Schreiber’s playground become a reality. And the children who come to Schreiber for therapy services, preschool or day care, can now enjoy a brand new handicap accessible sandbox.

Because of his dedication and determination, this coming Wednesday, June 16, Justin will be one of only twelve local Boy Scouts inducted into the Boy Scouts of America Pennsylvania Dutch Council Hall of Leadership at the Eden Resort and Conference Center.

Schreiber Pediatric offers premier outpatient therapy to children with special needs in Lancaster, PA. For more information, please visit www.schreiberpediatric.org.