When Cape High senior Wyatt Fruehauf needed a service project as a requirement to become an Eagle Scout, he looked no further than the needs of his classmates.
Wyatt said Cape homeless liaison Shawna Steinmann suggested he build a hutch she could stock with hygiene products for students who may need them.
“They can go to the nurse or counselor and ask for things, but this takes away the embarrassment of having to ask,” he said.
Steinmann said hutches will be stocked with personal hygiene items such as deodorant or toothpaste, and household needs like laundry or dish detergent.
Wyatt said he’s not a woodworker, but he managed to build three hutches for Cape schools over the past three months by working on the project on weekends and over holiday break.
A Boy Scout since sixth grade, Wyatt said he also had to achieve 21 merit badges. Only 4 percent of all scouts become Eagle Scouts, he said.
Wyatt wants to become a ship captain, possibly for the Coast Guard. He received a nomination from Sen. Tom Carper to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, but he is considering whether to attend State University of New York or Massachusetts Maritime Academy.