To earn the Eagle Scout rank, Scouts must plan, develop and lead a service project. If your Scout needs help brainstorming project ideas, he or she can find some fantastic examples in our Before-and-After series. For even more inspiration, read on.
Every year, some outstanding projects are considered for a Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Service Project of the Year Award with honors handed out to Scouts in every service territory and one selected as the national winner.
If your Scout completed an Eagle Scout project last year and wants to be considered for a national recognition, there’s still a little time left. The deadline to submit a project to your local council is Jan. 31. You can find the nomination form and guidelines here.
Let’s look at last year’s territorial honorees.
Kyler Hester, Far East Council
Kyler and his helpers built bookshelves, donated books and constructed a playground for a group that works with a learning center in rural Cambodia.
Nicholas Emery Leitch, Catalina Council
Nicholas and his helpers made 1,800 diabetic emergency kits for 40 health offices in elementary schools.
Jonathan Allyn Fuentes, California Inland Empire Council
Jonathan and his helpers rebuilt desert tortoise rehabilitation pens at a desert zoo to help save the endangered species.
Dominque Alexander Claseman, Northern Star Council
Dominque and his helpers created a veterans memorial in his hometown, which included 280 pavers, a battle cross and four granite benches.
Natalie Giedeman, Greater St. Louis Area Council
Natalie and her helpers tore down and rebuilt two walking bridges at a local park trail system. She also cleaned up trails and installed new trail markers.
Xavier Dominic Ntamere, The Pathway to Adventure Council
Xavier and his helpers built a 40-foot bridge at a camp in Indiana.
Jaedon Joy, Alamo Area Council
Jaedon and his helpers restored a cafeteria for a secondary school in India, which helped schoolchildren from having to eat their meals on the floor.
Donald Matthew Aguilar Jr., Last Frontier Council
Donald and his helpers built a monument honoring U.S. Navy service members at a local park.
Brenna Barbey, Buckeye Council
Brenna and her helpers constructed an amphitheater to provide an outdoor setting for local performing arts.
Jacob Albert, Greater Niagara Frontier Council
Jacob and his helpers planted 100 trees on an island to help a program determine which species would grow best there and cut down on invasive species.
Owen Eldridge, Mayflower Council
Owen and his helpers built a two-mile trail through conservation land, including constructing 500 feet of boardwalk over wetland areas.
Ian Matthew Wallace, National Capital Area Council
Ian and his helpers took apart and rebuilt 10 personal computers for students at his high school who spoke English as their second language.
Caitlin Wallis, Garden State Council
Caitlin and her helpers constructed a pavilion at a local park to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
George Williams, Atlanta Area Council
George and his helpers expanded a library for a youth and family center that supports an underserved neighborhood, adding more books with characters of color.
Collin James MacDonald, Colonial Virginia Council
Collin and his helpers built a floating deck to provide waterway access to a local Native American tribe and visitors, allowing for more fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
Jackson Davis, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council
Jackson and his helpers transformed an old school bus into a mobile food pantry. Jackson’s project was named last year’s Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year.
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