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Published April 02, 2011, 05:39 PM

Two Brothers, One Eagle Scout Project

Two brothers gave up their summer to earn their eagle scout badge at St. Michael's Campground near Erskine, MN. But it was more than just a project.

"When I went there, the park was just in shambles. It was unsafe to play on and it made me sad to see how it was going," said Obregon.

Chris Obregon and Jon Kjellberg decided to piggy back their Eagle Scout project at St. Micheal's Campground.

"I wanted to make it more, get more people and help people have more fun," said Chris's brother Jon Kjellberg.

Chris and Jon are brothers, adopted into two families. So having a project they could do together was priceless.

"It really gave them bonding once a week at Boy Scouts and getting out and going camping and various other projects besides this big project," said Chris's mother Elizabeth Obregon.

Together they have volunteered more than 1,000 hours rebuilding the playground, picnic tables and the flag pole.

"Me and him have fun working and sometimes we get tired of each other but we suck it up and do the work," said Kjellberg.

The brothers held spaghetti dinners, car washes and donations to fund their projects.

"In a way it was a fun project to do because like to me I kinda did the kid version and he did the adult version and he is younger than me and thought it was a funny thing to do," said Obregon.

But what these brothers will never get tired of, is seeing children play on the new playground.

"It's really nice to see that the park is being used and stuff and it was a great accomplishment and and the kids really love the playground," said Obregon.