Schwitters, along with nine other scouts, put up street signs in 21 locations around Brentwood. The project included assembling the signs, digging the holes and placing the signs in the hole, mixing and pouring in the cement, and making sure the signs were angled straight up before the cement set.
It made for a long day, however. Not to mention tiring.
"We started about 10 in the morning and finished up about 6:30 or 7 that night," Schwitters said. "We figured it would be better to put in a long day and be finished rather than go home and have to get up the next morning to finish the job."
He said Bailey's Rental donated an auger to help dig the holes. "That really made the job a lot easier," Schwitters said. "Domino's and Aladino's donated pizza for our lunch break. That was nice."
Schwitters said that the other nine helpers are also scouts and they used the project for their community service hours.
"You have to have those hours to move on in rank," he explained. "It was a lot of hard work, but it was also fun and rewarding."
Teamwork and being well organized helped.
"We got together in groups," Schwitters said. "One group put together the signs while another group was digging the hole and another mixing the cement. It went quicker that way."
Schwitters and his parents attend church with outgoing Mayor Brian Swisher, whom he asked about doing his public service for the city.
"He had a list of things I could do and that's what I picked," Schwitters said.
Schwitters has his sights set on attending either the Air Force or Naval academies after graduation from Liberty. He hopes to eventually become a military pilot.