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Scout Makes Local Park More User Friendly for Eagle Project

You’ll find at least one park in most communities around the country, and in a lot of these parks, you’ll find Scouts conducting a variety of activities.

Scout Makes Local Park More User Friendly for Eagle Project
Improvements were made to the park. (photo: Skip Martin/Times Daily)

For Scout William C. of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Alabama Council, his local park had been a place where he and his family had fished and canoed – activities that Scouts love.

So when it came time to conduct his Eagle Scout project, William decided to give back to his community by making some improvements to the park that had provided him with so many happy hours.

William reached out to the local community parks department to present his idea, and he worked with them to develop a plan that would best meet the needs of visitors to the park.

Once the plan was approved, William collected donations from local businesses to help complete his project. He then enlisted the help of his fellow Scouts to get the work done.

“We cleaned up, … added some handicapped accessible parking spaces, as well as developed the loading and unloading zones [for canoes and kayaks],” William said. “The way it was, vehicles loading or unloading canoes or kayaks were driving over some roots of trees, and over time it would have damaged the trees.”

So far, people in the community have been responding positively to the improvements.
“I’ve been by the park a couple of times since we finished the work, and people are using the parking lot and the loading and unloading zone,” William said. “It makes me feel like the project was worthwhile, and something the community needed and can enjoy.”
To learn more about William’s Eagle Scout project, be sure to read the full article in the Times Daily.

To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like William, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video:

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