Eagle Scout Project looking for volunteers with Smart phones
CENTREVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 1829 Life Scout Tim Weibell has approval to do a unique Eagle Scout Project, beginning Saturday morning at 9, at the Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville. Tim said, “This project has been done in other places around the nation. It’s about helping people be able to do research work for their personal family history.”
What Tim needs is volunteers to come to the cemetery Saturday morning with fully charged Smart phones to take pictures of individual headstones of each grave marked in the cemetery.
Tim said, “This is part of an app called BillionGraves. The app will record the GPS location along with the photo of the headstone. This project will mean a lot to many people who want to find the graves of their ancestors. It will be of great value to those trying to know about the people who came before them.”
The information from each headstone can be uploaded into a massive family history database from the volunteers phones. That information will be used by people researching their family histories anywhere they live in the nation.
Tim has received permission to acknowledge service hours to students who need such hours toward their graduation requirements for helping with the Eagle Project.
Chesterfield Cemetery opened in the 1840s for the town of Centreville. Indeed, there are many mark graves with births and dates of deaths for many people. When volunteers arrive, they will be assigned a certain row of marked graves to photograph with their Smart phone.
Eagle Scout Projects must have prior approval from the Area Boy Scout Council, and must be deemed worthy to benefit the community in general.
The rain date for this event will be the following Saturday, Oct. 20, but that is if there is heavy rain on Oct. 13.
Tim Weibell can be contacted if you have any questions or need to communicate with him via his personal email at email@example.com.
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Troop 1829 Life Scout Tim Weibell stands in Chesterfield Cemetery, where he will be working on his Eagle Scout Project from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. He needs volunteers with Smart phones to come take pictures of headstones to be uploaded into a national family history website.The cemetery opened in Centreville in the 1840s.