Extreme Makeovers, Round 10: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Note: This is the 10th 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 projects includes a climbing structure for goats, raptor cages, a turtle habitat, a brick patio with a koi pond and more.

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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John from Wisconsin

Who: John, Troop 117, Wauwatosa, Wis.

What: John and his team designed and built modular climbing structures for goats at the Milwaukee County Zoo, replacing a wooden spool and a couple of stumps.

Duncan from North Carolina

Who: Duncan, Troop 320, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

What: Duncan and his team cleared a trail, spread mulch and constructed a sturdy bridge to access a new piece of property for Fuquay Varina Baptist Church.

Jack from Virginia

Who: Jack, Troop 17, Centreville, Va.

What: Jack and his team improved a group campsite fire pit area at Bull Run Regional Park — building a 20-by-16-foot frame of timbers, filling the frame with gravel and stone dust and building a rock wall around the fire ring.

Bryan from New York

Who: Bryan, Troop 56, Strykersville, N.Y.

What: Bryan and his team installed a 135-foot paver sidewalk connecting the church entrance at St. John Neumann’s Sheldon site parish to Father Weber’s Event Hall.

Trent from North Carolina

Who: Trent, Troop 109, Boone, N.C.

What: Trent and his team replaced the broken sidewalk at the local food bank to provide safety to the clients and visitors.

John from Connecticut

Who: John, Troop 16, Ledyard, Conn.

What: John and his team made six new A-frame, two-sided signs for the Nathan Lester Colonel House in Ledyard to advertise its Fourth of July Celebration and Yule Tide Celebration.

Thomas from New York

Who: Thomas, Troop 3025, Hudson Valley, N.Y.

What: Thomas and his team built a brick walkway and patio — and a koi pond complete with waterfall and fish — at a retirement home in Fishkill, N.Y., for residents and guests.

Jeremy from Maryland

Who: Jeremy, Troop 759, Olney, Md.

What: Jeremy and his team planted more than 100 trees to reforest land owned by the organization Our House, a nonprofit, residential program in Montgomery County, Md., for male youth who have been abandoned, homeless, abused, orphaned or shuffled through the juvenile and social service.

Pat from Florida

Who: Patrizio, Troop 111, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

What: Pat and his team excavated and rebuilt two turtle habitats at a wildlife sanctuary in Royal Palm Beach.

Jacob from Texas

Who: Jacob, Troop 86, Bedford, Texas

What: Jacob and his team renovated a compost area of the local community garden to allow more access to all users and use of a tractor, if needed.

Eric from Ohio

Who: Eric, Troop 605, Cleveland

What: Eric and his team removed a dangerous brick walkway at a homeless shelter and rebuilt it, while also cleaning up the garden.

Dylan from Maryland

Who: Dylan, Troop 732, Fallston, Md.

What: Dylan and his team assembled a donated pergola, anchored it with concrete footers to code and leveled it with a laser site. They relocated concrete benches from the other side of the parking lot and planted a prayer garden in the center. This was all done at his grandparents’ church.

Connor from Alabama

Who: Connor, Troop 8, Montgomery, Ala.

What: Connor and his team installed a safe playground landscape for the St. James Church children’s playground, including a Little-Tykes safety border and playground-approved safety mulch.

Erik from California

Who: Erik, Troop 915, Lennox, Calif.

What: Erik and his team designed, constructed and installed a central wooden shelving unit and set up peripheral metal wall shelves for a local food pantry that had been using folding tables and carts for its donated food items.

Jared from Nebraska

Who: Jared, Troop 672, Lincoln, Neb.

What: Jared and his team replaced the barrier for the raptor cages at Pioneer Park Nature Center.

Matthew from Pennsylvania

Who: Matthew, Troop 66, Pleasant Gap, Pa.

What: Matthew and his team built a pavilion addition for the Pleasant Gap Little League concession stand and maintenance shed. It includes a second story for gear storage.

Michael from Delaware

Who: Michael, Troop 70, Wilmington, Del.

What: Michael and his team installed a set of steps to traverse a slippery, steep slope to the storage shed of Michael’s church.

Bruin from West Virginia

Who: Bruin, Troop 7, Fairmont, W.Va.

What: Bruin and his team created a peaceful sitting area with sidewalk and bench at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.

Cameron from Virginia

Who: Cameron, Troop 710, Goochland, Va.

What: Cameron and his team moved and replaced his church’s playground from 12 feet from the main road to the rear of the church.

Like these? See more here and look for another batch next Monday.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.