One of Cape Fear’s first female Eagle Scouts makes an artistic statement on WARM NC's building
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September 29, 2023
One of Cape Fear’s first female Eagle Scouts
makes an artistic statement on WARM NC's building
WILMINGTON, NC – On Saturday, September 30th, one of the Cape Fear’s first female Eagle Scouts will be completing her Eagle Scout service project. Kira Kerr has been working on her project for months and chose WARM NC as the beneficiary.
“I love what WARM stands for,” says Kira, “and wanted everyone else to recognize them, so I created a transportable mural to represent them in an artistic way. It needs to be movable so they can move it to their permanent location, since right now they are at a temporary location.”
To make her vision into reality, Kira developed a project plan with a detailed budget and timeline, secured approval from the BSA Cape Fear Council, recruited volunteers, and directed their efforts so that they each had an important part to paint.
To capture WARM NC’s mission and location, the mural depicts a sunrise over rooftops and the ocean. Southern Signs has donated their services to hang the mural and will begin at 9:00 am this Saturday at 909 Market Street where it is sure to get a great deal of attention from passing cars while WARM NC is in the space.
The Boy Scouts of America officially transitioned to Scouts BSA in 2019 when the organization began allowing girls into its program. Throughout her childhood, Kira had accompanied her father and older brother on many BSA adventures. So, she immediately joined female Troop 1210 where she currently serves as the Assistant Patrol Leader. In addition to skills building workshops, 31 merit badges, and leadership training, this summer Kira attended the BSA 2023 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
About WARM NC
WARM NC’s mission is to repair, rebuild, and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. Urgent repairs address threats to safety, health, and accessibility. By rebuilding homes in disrepair or damaged by severe weather, WARM is preserving affordable housing for the community and supporting our homeowners’ goals to remain self-sufficient and live with dignity and independence. Repairs are provided at no cost to homeowners who qualify.