Boy Scouts of America

Scout project gives disabled kids a hand

Scout project gives disabled kids a hand

Making functional hands designed to look like those of super heroes with a 3D printer already sounds like a dream scenario for a 15-year-old boy. But local teen Evan Wright, a sophomore at San Dieguito Academy, took the idea to the next level by finding a way to use that fun concept to benefit disabled kids.

For his Eagle Scout service project for Boy Scouts, Evan spent more than a year planning, then using a 3D printer to build the pieces of prosthetic hands, then organizing a group of 40 volunteers to assemble one hand each so they could be sent off to children around the country who are in need of the prosthetic. The biggest of two assembly events was held at Evan’s LDS church in...

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