Extreme Makeovers, Round 48: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Eagle Scout Before and After

This is the 48th entry in an occasional series in which 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 nine projects, including a new storage shed for a ball field, a new pavilion for a park and a new mural for a wall in school.

If your Scout is looking for ideas for his or her Eagle Scout project, you can show him or her this story or any in the Extreme Makeovers collection. You can also find ideas in Scout Life’s Eagle Project Showcase. Still stumped? Try the National Eagle Scout Association’s project idea generator.

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Brendan from Washington

Who: Brendan, Troop 393, Vancouver, Wash.

What: Brendan and his crew demolished the old Little League shed and built a larger one to store riding mowers and other tools used to maintain the field.

Jaedon from Texas

Who: Jaedon, Troop 501, San Antonio, Texas

What: Jaedon restored the cafeteria for a school in Thiruvanchoor, Kerala, India. He added a drop ceiling, built 10 desks and benches, installed windowpanes and applied a fresh layer of paint. With a strong currency exchange and significant community support, he also expanded the project by adding flooring, lights and fans.

Harrison from New Jersey

Who: Harrison, Troop 84, Somerville, N.J.

What: The fence-like structures at the post office that prevented small children, pets and objects from falling down the stairwell were old, weathered and no longer serving their purpose. They also became an eyesore from the newly invigorated Division Street Pedestrian Plaza. Harrison led a group of volunteers to remove the old fencing, clean up and repaint the railings, install new fencing and add some plants to the area to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Tristen from New York

Who: Tristen, Troop 396, Brooklyn, N.Y.

What: Tristen and his volunteers constructed a monument to honor United States Veterans. The monument was officially dedicated for the public with Troop 396 and VFW Post 107.

Sam from Ohio

Who: Sam, Troop 914, West Chester, Ohio

What: Sam and 50 volunteers constructed an outdoor meeting space on his high school campus nature trail for student and local community use. They built bases for the benches to rest on, transported more than 10 tons of materials a quarter mile by hand to the project site and constructed the benches from sustainable materials meant to blend into the natural surroundings.

Gavin from Montana

Who: Gavin, Troop 1936, Whitefish, Mont.

What: Gavin and his volunteers built a new playground structure at Whitefish Middle School playground. It’s the first renovation at the site in more than 20 years.

Gabriel from Georgia

Who: Gabriel, Troop 321, Dallas, Ga.

What: Gabriel and his helpers built two covered picnic areas for his high school’s marching band practice field to help provide some much-needed seating and shade during band camp and marching band practice.


Caleb from Tennessee

Who: Caleb, Troop 457, Memphis, Tenn.

What: Caleb and his troop fixed the pavilion next to Pine Lake in Shelby Farms Park. They replaced shingles and a few rotted boards. They also sanded down graffiti and gave it a makeover.

Ronan from New York

Who: Ronan, Troop 4, Scarsdale, N.Y.

What: Ronan painted a world map mural on a hallway wall in a high school in the Bronx, N.Y. The map includes the countries’ names with corresponding numbers to help students learn the names and locations of countries around the world.

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.

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.

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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.