Note: This is the ninth 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 17 projects includes refurbished cabins, an outdoor archery range, an Argentine Grill and many more incredible acts of service.
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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Grant from Tennessee
Who: Grant, Troop 81, Memphis, Tenn.
What: Grant and his team refurbished cabins used at Camp Phoenix — a summer camp for inner city kids on Sardis Lake, Miss. They painted the cabins, rescreened them, replaced the shutters and had the roofs replaced.
Trip from California
Who: Trip, Troop 30, Los Altos, Calif.
What: Trip and his team built a masonry structure and installed an Argentine Grill for Christ Episcopal Church.
Matt from Illinois
Who: Matt, Troop 39, Waterman, Ill.
What: Matt and his team restored two sheds at the troop’s chartered sponsor – Waterman Methodist Church. These are used by the church’s preschool, which Matt once attended.
Nick from New York
Who: Nick, Troop 222, Petersburg, N.Y.
What: Nick and his team built an outdoor archery range for Dyken Pond Environmental Center to be used by many youth groups, including 4-H members.
Jonathan from Missouri
Who: Jonathan, Troop 220, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
What: Jonathan and his team redesigned and rebuilt the Rotary Youth Camp sign after it was torn down to widen the road it sat on.
Michael from Ohio
Who: Michael, Troop 175, North Ridgeville, Ohio
What: Michael and his team designed and built a deer exclosure at Sandy Ridge Reservation so that the park naturalists could study the damage the deer were doing to the park.
Ryan from Illinois
Who: Ryan, Troop 916, Evanston, Ill.
What: Ryan and his team built several planter boxes and repainted a local community fieldhouse at an Evanston park.
Keith from Ohio
Who: Keith, Troop 344, Pemberville, Ohio
What: Keith and his team stripped the paint off every piece from the manager scene, repainted them by hand, added a few pieces and rebuilt the building.
Trevor from Oklahoma
Who: Trevor, Troop: 5, Bartlesville, Okla.
What: Trevor and his team upgraded the youth room at St. John’s Catholic Church by removing old cabinets, replacing the old TV, installing a new white board, adding brick panels and painting the walls.
Tanner from Tennessee
Who: Tanner, Troop 63, Ripley, Tenn.
What: Tanner and his team built a 35-foot bridge on the Blue Trail at Fort Pillow State Park in Henning, Tenn., to keep hikers out of the mud.
Andrew from Texas
Who: Andrew, Troop 56, Humble, Texas
What: Andrew and his team rebuilt the Cypress Creek Overlook at Jesse Jones Park that had been destroyed by a falling tree.
Andrew from Virginia
Who: Andrew, Troop 50, Annandale, Va.
What: Andrew and his team designed and created a butterfly garden and outdoor learning center on the grounds of his former middle school.
Andrew from California
Who: Andrew, Troop 68, Woodland, Calif.
What: Andrew and his team constructed three recess equipment carts for his former elementary school. All recess stuff was kept in a shed and plastic buckets before Andrew stepped in. He built a Frisbee golf cart, ball and equipment cart, and a ladder golf cart.
Ryan from Texas
Who: Ryan, Troop 1299, Allen, Texas
What: Ryan and his team cleaned and pressure-washed the atrium area and installed flowers, picnic tables and benches for the Assistance Center of Collin County, which helps keep families with children in their homes during financial hardships.
Brett from New Jersey
Who: Brett, Troop 65, Cedar Grove, N.J.
What: Brett and his team landscaped and painted signposts and parking lot markings at the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad, where he also serves as a volunteer.
Steven from New York
Who: Steven, Troop 604, Bethpage, N.Y.
What: Steven and his team designed and built a custom wheelchair-accessible garden for residents of a group home for adults with disabilities.
Steven from Washington
Who: Steven, Troop 42, Lake Srevens, Wash.
What: Steven and his team built an outdoor classroom for Highland Elementary School so the kids have a natural environment in which to learn.