Extreme Makeovers, Round 28: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Note: This is the 28th in an occasional series where I share Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos. See the complete collection here and submit your own 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 15 projects includes a memorial friendship garden, a goat playpen and a chimney swift tower for the gray-brown birds that dwell in vertical structures.

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.

Tyler from California

Who: Tyler, Troop 491, Glendora, Calif.

What: Tyler and his helpers revitalized the garden at Sellers Elementary School, making it much more appealing to the parents as they pick up their children.


Jesse from Iowa

Who: Jesse, Troop 1016, Belmond, Iowa

What: Jesse and his helpers installed a kayak launch at Lake Cornelia.


Mihir from New Jersey

Who: Mihir, Troop: 121, Chatham, N.J.

What: Mihir and his helpers established an ADA-compliant, wheelchair-accessible pathway for New Jersey Audubon.


Hayden from West Virginia

Who: Hayden, Troop 136, Belle, W.Va.

What: Hayden and his helpers built a chimney swift tower for these vertical-dwelling birds to use to create nests.


Julian from Arizona

Who: Julian, Troop 420, Benson Ariz.

What: Julian and his helpers took an unused area of the Benson Middle School and added a pergola, picnic table and some trees for everyone to enjoy.


Jared from Florida

Who: Jared, Troop 5, Jacksonville, Fla.

What: Jared and his helpers coordinated the construction of a 10-by-10-foot pavilion for use at CrossRoad United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.


Samuel from California

Who: Samuel, Troop 189, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

What: Samuel and his helpers removed and rebuilt the fence around a koi and turtle pond at the Burbank Animal Shelter.


Trenton from Washington

Who: Trenton, Troop 401, Auburn, Wash.

What: Trenton and his helpers built two community lending libraries, enabling members of the community to exchange and share favorite books at no cost.


Davey from Pennsylvania

Who: Davey, Troop 99, Greencastle, Pa.

What: Davey and his helpers built an outdoor classroom at Tayamentasachta, his school district’s environmental center. The classroom includes six benches made out of recycled pallets and a chalkboard enclosure with chalkboard and rock bed.


Nolin from California

Who: Nolin, Troop 239, Martinez, Calif.

What: Nolin and his helpers replaced two run-down picnic tables with three new ones in the redwood grove at John Muir National Historic Site.


Spencer from Kentucky

Who: Spencer, Troop 269, Shelbyville, Ky.

What: Spencer and his helpers built an outdoor classroom, complete with an internet weather station, at Clear Creek Elementary School.


Kenzie from Texas

Who: Kenzie, Troop 497, Waco, Texas

What: Kenzie and his helpers created and installed a goat playpen and exercise track for the local FFA. The project included an electric spool climber, goat swing, pallet pyramid, and a 100-by-25-foot enclosed exercise track.


Stevin from California

Who: Stevin, Troop 747, Vista, Calif.

What: Stevin and his helpers transformed an erosion-prone area into a memorial friendship garden at a local school. The garden includes friendship benches to remind all students and adults that “no one sits alone.”


Nate from Texas

Who: Nate, Troop 485, San Antonio, Texas

What: Nate and his helpers designed and built a 10-by-10-foot storage shed to house tools and materials used by his local elementary school’s community garden and science department.


Ethan from Kansas

Who: Ethan, Troop 52, Lawrence, Kan.

What: Ethan and his helpers renovated the outdoor play area of the Lawrence Arts Center preschool, constructing preschool-size furniture, including a table and four benches.


About the Eagle Before and After series

Like these? See more here.

How to submit your photos

Have before-and-after Eagle photos I can use in future posts? Go here to learn how to send them to me.

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.

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