Extreme Makeovers, Round 45: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

This is the 45th in an occasional series where we 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 we ask to see Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos — the same photos prospective Eagles are asked to include with their post-project report.

The latest batch of 11 projects — from nine different states — includes renovating gazebos, building driveways and restoring fences.

What’s great is that you can multiply each individual act of stupendous service by roughly 50,000. That’s how many Eagle Scout projects get completed every single year.

Reagan from Tennessee

Who: Reagan, Troop 234, New Market, Tenn.

What: Reagan and his helpers built a picnic pavilion for his church.

Scott from Washington

Who: Scott, Troop 711, Maple Valley, Wash.

What: Scott and his helpers restored a fence at a local arboretum. They demolished a section of rotten fence, built a new gate, poured concrete, pressure washed then painted and stained the panels.

Zack from Connecticut

Who: Zack, Troop 54, Woodbury, Conn.

What: Zack and his helpers built a mountain biking trailhead kiosk on an unmarked biking trail on town property.

Ryan from Pennsylvania

Who: Ryan, Troop 10, Harrisburg, Pa.

What: Ryan and his helpers designed and built a dumpster corral for his church to relocate two large dumpsters. His project consisted of ground excavation and site preparation, spreading a stone foundation, pouring concrete and constructing a three-sided fence made of composite wood.

Daniel from Michigan

Who: Daniel, Troop 448, Dexter, Mich.

What: Daniel and his helpers built a bird observation blind, which will be used for nature education programs at the Howell Nature Center.

Murphy from Missouri

Who: Murphy, Troop 1339, Kansas City, Mo.

What: Murphy and his helpers installed a 16-by-24 floating deck at his former grade school for the teachers to use as an outdoor classroom. It is also used as a gathering place for other school groups and residents who live near the school.

Jackson from Colorado

Who: Jackson, Troop 361, Littleton, Colo.

What: Jackson and his helpers installed a 60-foot paver driveway at the South Platte Valley Humane Society to assist staff and volunteers in getting their wheelbarrows and transport van to their shed, which houses all of their dog and cat food.

Ian from Ohio

Who: Ian, Troop 263, Sylvania, Ohio

What: Ian and his helpers restored a gazebo at the Veterans Memorial Park in Sylvania. This gazebo was an Eagle Scout project that was built 10 years ago and needed some updates.

Billy from Pennsylvania

Who: Billy, Troop 44, Glenolden, Pa.
What: Billy and his helpers built a hexagon swing for people to relax as they stroll through Glenolden Borough’s walking paths.

Eshan from Texas

Who: Eshan, Troop 758, Grapevine, Texas
What: Eshan and his helpers built a gaga ball pit for Grapevine Middle School as they were one of the schools in the district without one.

Alex from Pennsylvania

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

What: Alex and his helpers replaced and installed a new school-identification sign for Pleasant Gap Elementary. As a Cub Scout, Alex had talked about doing an Eagle Scout project for his elementary school.

Eagle Before & After FAQs

How can I see more in this series?

By going here.

How can I submit my project (or my Scout’s project) for consideration?

Go here to learn how to send them to us.

Are scholarships available for outstanding Eagle projects?

Yes! The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award honors outstanding Eagle projects. 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.

How can I see even more great Eagle projects?

Check out the Scout Life Eagle Project Showcase.

Who owns the photos used in this series?

Unless otherwise listed, all photos are courtesy of each Scout and their family.

About Michael Freeman 445 Articles
Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.