Scout builds home for hawk, plus other good news from this week

An illustration of a red-tailed hawk
Illustration from Getty Images / New England Bird Life 1883.

A red-tailed hawk has been at a Michigan nature center for months. Due to a wing injury, it cannot be released in the wild.

The hawk needs a forever home.

Andrew England to the rescue.

For his Eagle Scout project, England, from Troop 1478 in Warren, Michigan, built a house for the hawk so it can live out its days in peace.

“My biggest takeaway was learning how much effort and preparation it takes to create a project of this size,” England says.

Read more in this story from the Macomb Daily.

West Virginia governor announces memorandum of understanding with local Scouts

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow Scouts to use state parks for activities while encouraging them to contribute to the conservation and preservation of these natural treasures.

“I’m thrilled that this collaboration between the WVDNR and Boy Scouts has come together and look forward to seeing all the ways these two incredible organizations will work together to instill a love for nature in our youth and promote the preservation of West Virginia’s natural beauty for generations to come,” Gov. Jim Justice says.

Read more in this story from The West Virginia Daily News.

Wisconsin Scout troop spends day volunteering at local cavern

The Kickapoo Caverns nature preserve features one of Wisconsin’s longest natural caves. For years, the owners have opened the cave to tourists while continuing to protect the wildlife and habitat of the area.

Troop 320 from Prairie du Chien, Wisc., recently helped out by removing old shelving and fixtures from what used to be a gift shop and installing new interpretive display panels.

Read more about the project in this story from The Guttenberg Press.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.