I expect a lot of that time is spent in two places. Project is approved, big relief, Scout does nothing else with it for 3-6 months. Actual time required 15 min. Amount of calendar time to: fund it, collect material, schedule it: 1 to 6 months depending on magnitude of project, weather, schedule conflicts. Project is completed, big relief, Scout does not do the final write up for 3 to 6 months. Actual write up takes about a hour.
So you get a budget number of 6-18 months.
If the process is less than a month, it was probably ran by mom or beneath the Scouts ability.
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