On the weekend of June 22–24, a total of 42 volunteers toiled at the corner of College Avenue and Navajo Road to help Francisco Wulftange complete his Eagle Scout project — a large cross paved in bricks and planter beds with draught-tolerant perennials.
Wulftange was introduced to scouting in first grade at Dailard Elementary and was a parishioner at St. Therese. He was also baptized at the church. In choosing this Eagle project, he expressed a desire to leave a legacy and acknowledge the important role of the church in his life.
St. Therese parishioners donated around $1,800 to help fund the project. At several masses, Father Peter Bosque introduced Wulftange and shared with parishioners his family’s deep connection with scouting in general and the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout in particular.
Major project donors included St. Therese parishioner Dave Brown, owner of Stonecutters, Inc. RCP Block and Brick donated all the decomposed granite, sand, and custom-order brick pavers.
The project brought together dozens of people from the St. Therese, scouting, and Grossmont High School communities, including two of the nuns from the Trinitarian convent in Del Cerro (Sisters of Mary), who brought the tired volunteers some delicious snacks on Sunday.
In addition to scouting, Wulftange is a lacrosse player at Grossmont High School, where he will graduate from in 2019 and then pursue a university degree in physics.