Scout puts oversize chair on display at splash pad, plus more Eagle Scout projects this week in Scouting

Juan Rodriguez, a member of Troop 221 in Parma, Ohio, joined Scouts BSA in the sixth grade without prior Cub Scouting experience. Juan quickly excelled, earning the Fishing merit badge on his first campout.

That kind of determination led Juan to pursue the path to Eagle Scout. He says he viewed it as an asset for his future goal of joining the Army as a mechanic. We’re happy to report that he made it. His Eagle Scout service project involved constructing an oversized chair promoting his troop at a local splash park.

After completing the chair, Juan received positive feedback from peers and teachers alike. In this story from the Parma Sun Post, Juan describes his Scouting journey as a rewarding and challenging experience, emphasizing the satisfaction of seeing his hard work pay off.

Scout builds a tricycle course for childhood nursery

Aiden DeAthos, a 15-year-old from Troop 20 in Johnston, Rhode Island, recently completed an Eagle Scout project at Greenville Nursery School. Inspired by his childhood experiences there, he installed a tricycle course to help preschoolers develop motor skills.

With support from the Greenville Nursery owner and generous donations from others, Aiden managed the project, handling paperwork, fundraising, and coordination. Beyond the tricycle course, he also provided equipment and storage solutions.

Aiden’s project also sparked his interest in future endeavors — he says he’s aiming for a career as an Imagineer at Disney.

Read more about this story from the Valley Breeze website.

Eagle Scout gives her project a beautiful twist

Photo courtesy of All About Scouts Facebook page

Inspired by her love for reading and community involvement, Samantha Springer, from Troop 219 in Rocklin, California, undertook a project to enhance the outdoor spaces around the Rocklin Library.

Initially planning to build little free library boxes, Samantha pivoted to beautifying the library’s landscape after noticing its potential during a meeting at the library. Over four months, she coordinated donations, secured materials and enlisted volunteers.

Samantha’s project aims to create a more inviting space for readers and the community, aligning with her passion for nature and literacy.

Read more about this story from the Gold Country Media website.

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