Get inspired by these Eagle Scout Adams award winners’ projects

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.

Territory 1

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.

Territory 2

Nicholas Emery Leitch, Catalina Council

Nicholas and his helpers made 1,800 diabetic emergency kits for 40 health offices in elementary schools.

Territory 3

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.

Territory 4

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.

Territory 5

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.

Territory 6

Xavier Dominic Ntamere, The Pathway to Adventure Council

Xavier and his helpers built a 40-foot bridge at a camp in Indiana.

Territory 7

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.

Territory 8

Donald Matthew Aguilar Jr., Last Frontier Council

Donald and his helpers built a monument honoring U.S. Navy service members at a local park.

Territory 9

Brenna Barbey, Buckeye Council

Brenna and her helpers constructed an amphitheater to provide an outdoor setting for local performing arts.

Territory 10

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.

Territory 11

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.

Territory 12

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.

Territory 13

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.

Territory 14

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.

Territory 15

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.

Territory 16

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