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 a band tower, an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 50, a nesting tower for chimney swifts, and a structure to protect residents’ mail from the elements — and a suspected mail thief.
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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Shreyush from Texas
Who: Shreyush, Troop 159, Austin, Texas
What: Shreyush and his helpers built a playhouse with sensory toys on the walls. They also built a chair; painted the benches, decks and fence; and prevented erosion caused by rain.
Logan from Maryland
Who: Logan, Troop 64 Maugansville, Md.
What: Logan and his helpers built a chimney swift nesting tower at the Cool Spring Preserve in Charles Town, W.Va.
Zane from California
Who: Zane, Troop 872, San Clemente, Calif.
What: Zane and his helpers rebuilt garden box frames and cages for Shorecliffs Middle School, allowing the learning garden to become useable again.
Garrett from Missouri
Who: Garrett, Troop 603, Wildwood, Mo.
What: Garrett and his helpers renovated a structure at the Wildwood Historical Society that houses antiques and artifacts waiting to be displayed in their museum.
Jason from Minnesota
Who: Jason, Troop 3206, Orono, Minn.
What: Jason and his helpers built a dog agility obstacle course at the Susan E. Lurton Nature and Off Leash Dog Park in Orono. Above, Jason poses with Orono Mayor Denny Walsh.
Andrew from Ohio
Who: Andrew, Troop 501, Caldwell, Ohio
What: Andrew and his helpers removed his high school’s condemned band tower and built a new and improved one.
Nate from Alabama
Who: Nate, Troop 47, Fairhope, Ala.
What: Nate and his helpers completely renovated the flagpole area at Volanta Park, a local sports park in Fairhope.
Bennett from Ohio
Who: Bennett, Troop 149, Cincinnati, Ohio
What: Bennett and his helpers built an outdoor classroom at his junior high, including benches, a lectern and stone paths.
Wil from Georgia
Who: Wil, Troop 79, Tyrone, Ga.
What: Wil and his helpers built an outdoor amphitheater and education venue used by the nearby church and local schools. It includes a stage, bench seating for 50, a trash receptacle made entirely of recycled materials, signage and marked trails. Wil named it the Hopewell Butler (HB) Amphitheater after the local church and his Scoutmaster.
Thomas from New York
Who: Thomas, Troop 83, Conklin, N.Y.
What: Thomas and his helpers repaired, repainted and organized a community museum. Some items date back to the Civil War.
Jesse from West Virginia
Who: Jesse, Troop 83, Winfield, W.Va.
What: Jesse and his helpers replaced the picnic tables at an outdoor learning area at Lakewood Elementary in St. Albans, W.Va. They also built two benches near the flagpole area.
Gage from Montana
Who: Gage, Troop 212, Helena, Mont.
What: Gage and his helpers moved and built a mailbox structure to a safer location that included lock-boxes, free-standing mailboxes, and newspaper boxes. Everything was covered so it would be protected from the elements — and from an apparent mail thief who kept stealing the community’s letters and packages.
About the Eagle Before and After series
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How to submit your photos
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About the Adams award for outstanding Eagle projects
The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award honors outstanding Eagle projects like those included above.
An Eagle Scout, their parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit the Eagle Scout service project for consideration by filling out the nomination form found here.
Visit the Boys’ Life Eagle Project Showcase
For even more great Eagle projects, check out the Boys’ Life Eagle Project Showcase.