A local Boy Scout wants to build a shelter where students at Marthasville Elementary can be protected from the weather while waiting for the school bus.

Jacob Guenther, a junior at Washington High School, has proposed the approximate 10- by 8-foot shelter for his Eagle Scout project. He presented his plans at the June 27 school board meeting.

Board members were enthusiastic about the project. Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer asked Jacob to meet onsite with the buildings and grounds director to work out more exact details on materials to be used before the board grants final approval.

The shelter would have a metal roof and weather-treated plywood side panels.

Jacob said his grandfather who has experience in construction and other Scouts, as well as his Scout leader, would assist him in building the shelter.

Board member Scott Byrnes said the projects “looks fantastic.”