Note: This is the eighth 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 batch of 19 impressive projects includes a stunning war memorial, a tribute to firefighters and a 200-foot walking path.
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.
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Chris from Pennsylvania
Who: Chris, Troop 33, Riverside, Pa.
What: Chris took an existing war memorial and enhanced it by representing all military branches.
Jonah from Florida
Who: Jonah, Troop 599, Sebastian Fla.
What: Jonah built a 12-by-12-foot gazebo for his high school, Indian River Charter High in Vero Beach, Fla.
Patrick from California
Who: Patrick, Troop 659, Castaic, Calif.
What: Patrick poured concrete footings for a new pergola and provided much-needed shading and new outdoor equipment for a daytime residents home for adults with special needs.
Brian from North Carolina
Who: Brian, Troop 365, Knightdale, N.C.
What: Brian cleaned up the area around an existing gazebo, removed a picnic table, and built benches and steps.
Andres from Florida
Who: Andres, Troop 868, Miami
What: Andres renovated a basketball court.
Brandon from Wisconsin
Who: Brandon, Troop 221, Oak Creek, Wis.
What: Brandon constructed a Patio of Reflection surrounded by memorial and honor bricks purchased through fundraising for his project. The location was the rear lot of All Saints Lutheran Church in Oak Creek, Wis.
Bryton from Washington
Who: Bryton, Troop 91, Everett, Wa.
What: Bryton built this bridge, one element of an Outdoor Science Learning Center for Evergreen Middle School.
Jared from Pennsylvania
Who: Jared, Troop 459 Wernersville, Pa.
What: Jared replaced and lengthened some worn stairs at the Blue Marsh National Recreation Area.
Donnie from South Carolina
Who: Donnie, Troop 137, Sharon S.C.
What: Donnie made this firefighter memorial for firefighters in York County, living or passed.
Scott from West Virginia
Who: Scott, Troop 64, Morgantown, W.Va.
What: Scott installed more bike racks and a large gravel parking area for the bike club at South Middle School.
Seth from Georgia
Who: Seth, Troop 797, Marietta, Ga.
What: Seth beautified an eyesore at the local county park, East Cobb Park, which backs up to his home. He turned it into a rock formation/waterfall.
Kole from Ohio
Who: Kole, Troop 741, Batavia, Ohio
What: Kole created six flower beds for ease of use by physically and mentally handicapped people at Southern Ohio Developmental Center. For the project he installed pavers for wheelchair accessibility and created flower beds.
Matthew from North Carolina
Who: Matthew, Troop 820, Chapel Hill, N.C.
What: Matthew created a 200-foot-long safety walking path, including 10 feet of incline steps (not shown), from the parking lot to the Manse activity building at the Community Church of CH-Unitarian Universalist.
Emilio from Puerto Rico
Who: Emilio, Troop 35, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
What: Emilio created a vegetable, herb and medicinal garden at PR Hope Lodge, which provides housing for cancer patients and their relatives during treatment.
Jose from New York
Who: Jose, Troop 25, Yonkers, N.Y.
What: Jose created tiered garden for Holy Family Saint Eugene’s Church in Yonkers.
Bryce from North Carolina
Who: Bryce, Troop 820, Raleigh, N.C.
What: Bryce built a new paddock for the breeding program at North Carolina State University’s Equine Educational Unit.
Trevor from Wisconsin
Who: Trevor, Troop 81, Neenah, Wis.
What: Trevor made a stairway at Rydell Conservancy in the town of Menasha, Wis.
Jeremy from Maryland
Who: Jeremy, Troop 984 and Troop 130, Baltimore
What: Jeremy restored the 100-year-old patio at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church.
Kyle from Missouri
Who: Kyle, Troop 4011, Jackson, Mo.
What: Kyle constructed steps and a trail allowing easy access to the only restroom facility in one of the city parks.
Reed from Utah
Check out this time-lapse video.