“A Proud Father!”

Andrew Samaniego Completes his Boy Scout Eagle Project

All week, I been working on this post trying to figure out how to put into words how proud I have felt about my son’s accomplishment this last weekend.

As many of you know, my son Andrew, has been involved in the boy scouts since February 11, 2009.

When my good friend, Eamonn McGloin, told me I should consider putting Andrew in Scouts I was interested, but not sure he would want to join.

We did join eventually and because of the welcoming nature of the other boys and parents in Troop 11. Andrew not only enjoy it but love it!

This last weekend Andrew road to Eagle Scout led him to his Eagle Project. Which is a project the boy leads from beginning to end that helps the community in some way.

He decided to plan and complete a complete outside renovation of our church Unity of Yucaipa.

Watching him plan this entire thing for over 8 months, then executing his plan to lead 41 volunteers and log just over 271 hours. I was truly amazed and most importantly.

I was a “proud father”!

To my son Andrew, you are amazing individual and truly growing up to be amazing young man. I am proud of you!

I created a music video for Andrew Eagle Project I post later today or tomorrow.


Andrew Samaniego Completes his Boy Scout Eagle Project at Unity of Yucaipa




Eagle Project Week

This is the week that Andrew, my 16 year old son (for you new readers) start’s is actual “Eagle Project”.

Scott Keyrelin, Taylor Foley, and Andrew Samaniego pressure washing the Gazebo at Unity of Yucaipa prepping for painting at this weekends Eagle project.

So your asking what is an Eagle Project on his way to becoming an Eagle Scoutt.

The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of any religious institution, any school, or his community.

His project will be the renovation of Unity of Yucaipa, meditation garden and community garden.

The Rhino patrol of Troop 11 of Redlands, started the pre-work of pressure washing the wood they will be painting, finishing up the plans for rebuilding some the garden area and this Saturday, the actual Eagle Project!

If you like to join us and help a scout become an Eagle Scout.  The project will be starting 8am and will be meeting at Unity of Yucaipa Church, 35393 Avenue East  Yucaipa, CA 92399 – (909) 797-2090

Congratulations Andrew we are all proud of you!