Friday, August 28, 2009

Upson paints Camp Thunder

by Barca Blog - During his summer break, Brett Upson returned to Camp Thunder, his childhood Boy Scout camp, for a bite to eat. Little did he know that he’d be painting the 8,000-square foot dining hall a week later.

It all began when the Commodores’ senior punter asked if he could assist with any projects while touring the recently renovated facility near his hometown of Griffin, Ga.

Like any good scout, Upson followed through with his offer.

“I’m not certain that painting the entire dining hall was quite what Brett had in mind when he volunteered to help out,” said Chuck Brasfeild, Scout Executive from Boy Scouts of America. “But he didn’t flinch at the prospect. He worked with a smile on his face, and a bit of green paint.”

With some help, Upson went to work on a project that would have cost the camp more than $10,000. He handled the painting of everything over eight feet using both a scissor lift and ladder. Ten hours later, the task was complete.

For the Music City Bowl MVP and Eagle Scout, it was all in a days work.

“Brett models the Scout oath, ‘Help other people at all times,’ and the Scout slogan, ‘Do a good turn daily,’” Brasfeild added. “Here in Griffin, we appreciate his volunteerism and his big heart.”

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