Note: This is the 19th 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 12 projects includes an outdoor bird classroom, a butterfly garden and a gazebo honoring military veterans.
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.
TIP: Click or tap and drag the slider below each image to see the change.
Connor from Colorado
Who: Connor, Troop 69, Denver, Colo.
What: Connor and his helpers built and installed “Chickadee Landing,” an outdoor classroom where children interact with live birds and learn about bird ecology at an outdoor education camp that serves regional schools.
Josh from Indiana
Who: Josh, Troop 4012, New Albany, Ind.
What: Josh and his helpers constructed about 60 feet of boardwalk and two 20-foot bridges to span a large ravine and a marshy area along a hiking trail behind Christian Academy of Indiana, which leads to an adjacent community park.
Albert from New Jersey
Who: Albert, Troop 154, Somerset, N.J.
What: Albert and his helpers replaced the sign for the Franklin Township South Bound Brook Little League, restoring the area where it resides and putting together two picnic tables for the field.
Ryan from California
Who: Ryan, Troop 72, San Bruno, Calif.
What: Ryan and his helpers completed a healing garden at a local church for the victims of the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.
Marcelo from California
Who: Marcelo, Troop 2000, Riverside, Calif.
What: Marcelo and his helpers created a butterfly garden at the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center, a science museum.
Daniel from Texas
Who: Daniel, Troop 204, New Waverly, Texas
What: Daniel and his helpers built a masonry fire pit and five benches for a Christian camp that ministers to inner-city children.
Zein from Florida
Who: Zein, Troop 836, South Florida Council
What: Zein and his helpers rehabilitated and replaced the aging sign at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Brandon from Missouri
Who: Brandon, Troop 423, Park Hills, Mo.
What: Brandon and his helpers built a gazebo honoring military veterans.
Joey from California
Who: Joey, Troop 237, Folsom, Calif.
What: Joey and his helpers built an outdoor “patio” platform and installed seating in a shaded area to the side of a school/church play yard. They also mitigated erosion and renovated landscaping and infrastructure in the immediate area.
Kade from Kansas
Who: Kade, Troop 101, Hays, Kan.
What: Kade and his helpers built the “Monarch Corral” — a safe after-school waiting area that students use when waiting for their rides home after school at Thomas More Prep Junior High.
Hayden from Missouri
Who: Hayden, Troop 725, St. Louis, Mo.
What: Hayden and his helpers demolished an old shelving unit and constructed new ones that are waterproof at the Jefferson Barracks veterans center.
Caleb from California
Who: Caleb, Troop 26, Foresthill, Calif.
What: Caleb and his helpers renovated a picnic area for a church, including building a new fence and installing lights.