Note: This is the fifth in a 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 12-project collection includes a restored historic caboose, a stunning commemorative archway, a useful physical therapy walking course and more great projects.
What’s great is that you can multiply each individual act of stupendous service by 50,000. That’s how many Eagle Scout projects get completed every single year.
TIP: Click or tap and drag the slider below each image to see these “extreme makeovers.”
Cesar from Texas
Who: Cesar, Troop 5, Dallas, Texas
What: Cesar designed a prayer garden on the site of a burned church using and focusing around the statue of Mary that was installed above the entry doors.
Michael from Michigan
Who: Michael, Troop 1292, Detroit, Mich.
What: Michael installed and landscaped a patio and walkway connecting two shelters for runaway teenage girls in Detroit.
Ty from Ohio
Who: Ty, Troop 43, Mason, Ohio
What: Ty built a 50-foot walking bridge over an area known for washouts (and lots of mud) on a neighborhood walking/running trail.
Ryan from Missouri
Who: Ryan, Troop 725, St. Louis, Mo.
What: Ryan removed asphalt and replaced it with decorative stone, sod and grass seed.
James from Oregon
Who: James, Troop 9071, Klamath Falls, Ore.
What: James restored the historic Weyerhaeuser logging caboose.
Ben from Massachusetts
Who: Ben, Troop 367, Medway, Mass.
What: Ben fixed up a park. He made a sandbox, painted the swings and see-saw, put new tires under the see-saw, painted a bench and picnic table, and put new sand under the swings and see-saw.
Zach from Ohio
Who: Zach, Troop 21, Pataskala, Ohio
What: Zach took a deteriorated Veteran’s Memorial and turned it into a center of civic pride and honor for those who served.
Brett from Florida
Who: Brett, Troop 701, Juno Beach, Fla.
What: Brett rebuilt a gait and balance course for physical therapy at Jupiter Medical Center.
Noble from Missouri
Who: Noble, Troop 957, Portage Des Sioux, Mo.
What: Noble built a 12-foot commemorative archway to honor the 200-year anniversary of the 1815 Treaties of Portage des Sioux.
Alex from California
Who: Alex, Troop 762, El Segundo, Calif.
What: Alex built a 65-foot garden wall to prevent further erosion onto the pathway that led into an adjacent building.
Michael from North Carolina
Who: Michael, Troop 320, Reidsville, N.C.
What: Michael built a bridge that would allow the water to drain to the pond and keep the trail drier at an area near the pond on the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail.
Bryan from Illinois
Who: Bryan, Troop 97, Springfield, Ill.
What: Bryan cleaned up overgrowth, power-washed and painted the retaining wall, and installed a 6-foot fence above the retaining wall that surrounded an HVAC unit on the church property.