Note: This is the 17th 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 10 projects includes a meditation labyrinth, a bocce ball court and a renovated entrance to a national reserve in Puerto Rico.
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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Max from Pennsylvania
Who: Max, Troop 245, Punxsutawney, Pa.
What: Max and his helpers hand-dug 25 cemetery headstones at Calvary Cemetery and replaced them with new concrete foundations.
Alan from Puerto Rico
Who: Alan, Troop 507, Manatí, Puerto Rico
What: Alan and his helpers renovated the main entrance of Laguna Tortuguero Natural Reserve in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
Anthony from Georgia
Who: Anthony, Troop 550, Atlanta
What: Anthony and his helpers made two planter benches for his school. They placed them at the entrance to the learning center.
Andrew from Georgia
Who: Andrew, Troop 67, Varnell, Ga.
What: Andrew and his helpers cleared brush and invasive plants at Chickamauga National Battlefield to restore the land to how it looked during the Civil War. (Pictured is just one example of the entire project.)
David from Illinois
Who: David, Troop 62, Highland Park, Ill.
What: David and his helpers built bookcases for the Dr. Sue Weisberg Memorial Children’s Library.
Evan from North Carolina
Who: Evan, Troop 11, Rocky Mount, N.C.
What: Evan and his helpers fixed up the G.R. Edwards Middle School memorial courtyard, including painting the floor of the gazebo and installing a memorial to a friend and classmate who passed away when they were both in seventh grade.
Ethan from Oregon
Who: Ethan, Troop 156, Coos Bay, Ore.
What: Ethan and his helpers built a meditation labyrinth at his church.
Adam from Maryland
Who: Adam, Troop 908, Hughesville, Md.
What: Adam and his helpers rejuvenated the garden at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home by cleaning out the flower beds, planting new flowers and bushes, and mulching. They installed bird houses, a plaque to honor our veterans, a plaque to thank the sponsors, a flagpole and solar lights.
Christopher from Massachusetts
Who: Christopher, Troop 41, Merrimac, Mass.
What: Christopher and his helpers designed and installed an outdoor recreation center, including a bocce ball court and information sign, for the Merrimac Senior Center.
Cameron from Massachusetts
Who: Cameron, Troop 33, Westminster, Mass.
What: Cameron and his helpers designed and installed a Community Garden at the Westminster Senior Center for the entire community to enjoy.