Note: This is the 15th in an occasional series where I share Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos. See the complete collection here.
To fully understand the impact Eagle Scout projects have on communities, you need to see to believe. That’s why I asked to see Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos — the same photos prospective Eagles are asked to include with their post-project report.
This week’s batch of 18 includes a firefighter wall of honor, a dog park, a beautiful new fire pit and more incredible projects.
What’s great is that you can multiply each individual act of stupendous service by more than 50,000. That’s how many Eagle Scout projects get completed every single year.
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Casey from Montana
Who: Casey, Troop 141, Sidney, Mont.
What: Casey and his helpers constructed a firefighter wall of honor for all of the past firefighters of Sidney. The project took 1,030 volunteer hours and more than $22,000 in materials.
Luke from Iowa
Who: Luke, Troop 184, Le Mars, Iowa
What: Luke and his helpers built a stone fire pit with a seating area in a city park where a rusty tire-rim with old picnic tables had previously been used for this purpose.
Michael from Florida
Who: Michael, Troop 45 Tampa, Fla.
What: Michael and his helpers rebuilt the patio cover, pressure washed the pavers and freshened up the landscaping in Mary’s Prayer Garden at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Benjamin from Illinois
Who: Benjamin, Troop 13, St. Charles, Ill.
What: Benjamin and his helpers designed, raised funds for and built a 150-foot-diameter dog park including three agility elements and two benches.
Gregory from California
Who: Gregory, Troop 32, Santa Rosa, Calif.
What: Gregory and his helpers installed three benches, a walkway and a memorial garden at his church in honor of the priest that had baptized him.
Timothy from California
Who: Timothy, Troop 32, Santa Rosa, Calif.
What: Timothy and his helpers built an equipment shed for the girl’s softball team of the christian school where his troop meets.
Benjamin from Virginia
Who: Benjamin, Troop 1257, Oak Hill, Va.
What: Benjamin and his helpers created “Best Friends Park,” a dog park at our local animal rescue shelter, complete with a mulch pathway, three wood benches, and a dog bone-shaped flower garden.
Lane from Indiana
Who: Lane, Troop 637, Huntington, Ind.
What: Lane and his helpers remade an outdoor study area for a local elementary school.
Joseph from Kansas
Who: Joseph, Troop 52, Lawrence, Kan.
What: Joseph and his helpers demolished and rebuilt an unusable fire pit to include a seating wall at his church.
Alan from Virginia
Who: Alan, Troop 1965, Burke, Va.
What: Alan and his helpers improved the state of his community boat storage area by providing racks and laying gravel.
Forrest from Ohio
Who: Forrest, Troop 777, Hudson, Ohio
What: Forrest and his helpers constructed an observation deck and park bench so that hikers can enjoy the nature and watch animals as they walk through the woods.
Corey from New York
Who: Corey, Troop 267, Fredonia, N.Y.
What: Corey and his helpers renovated a chapel at a local cemetery that was being used a maintenance shed for the last 20 years.
Ethan from Arkansas
Who: Ethan, Troop 707, Texarkana, Ark.
What: Ethan and his helpers built a community-use prayer garden.
Grayson from Texas
Who: Grayson, Troop 520, Cedar Hill, Texas
What: Grayson and his helpers put in a sidewalk in at the parsonage on the church property at First United Methodist Church – Cedar Hill.
Peyton from South Carolina
Who: Peyton, Troop 625, Bennettsville, S.C.
What: Peyton and his helpers completed a museum renovation.
Jacob from Ohio
Who: Jacob, Troop 46, Napoleon, Ohio
What: Jacob and his helpers installed a staircase consisting of platforms and steps at the canal-break (waterfall) of the Miami & Erie Canal between Florida, Ohio, and Napoleon, Ohio.
Alex from Florida
Who: Alex, Troop 434, Palm Harbor, Fla.
What: Alex and his helpers revitalized the entrance to Pop Stansell Park, which included reinstalling a new, fully functional flag pole.
Orion from Illinois
Who: Orion, Troop 45, Savanna, Ill.
What: Orion and his helpers paved the handicapped-accessible path with stamped concrete that showed the common animals tracks around the area at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge known as the former Savanna Army Depot.