Eagle Scout builds storage shed for Kingsport church

Eagle Scout builds storage shed for Kingsport church

Luke Fields stands in front of a storage shed he built as part of his community service project to become an Eagle Scout. (Shepherd/ Times News)

By Nick Shepherd/ Times News

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (April 27, 2015) -- When one local church started running out of storage space, a young member going for the rank of Eagle Scout decided to help out by building a new storage shed from scratch.

Luke Fields, a junior at Daniel Boone High School, built a 12-foot-by-16-foot storage shed that stands 14 feet high for Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church in Kingsport. The shed has a full loft and a bell tower, to better resemble the church, which is more than a century old.

It helped Fields complete his community service project for the rank of Eagle Scout.

“I was trying to figure out what to do (for my project) and I was sitting around in church and heard people asking about where things were going to be put because they were running out of storage space,” Fields said. “So I went home and asked my grandfather if I could build a shed for the church.


See complete story in the Kingsport Times News.