As a young person living with epilepsy, Gavin Bouchey knows that it’s all fine and well if he, his family members and his fellow Scouts BSA members know who to respond to a seizure. But what about everyone else?
About 300 or so people have completed the epic journey in its four-decade history. Phil Fox finished it on his first attempt last summer, earning the “rookie of the year” honor and ending the race in fifth place overall.
To get to Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS), one of the most remote scientific research stations in the world, you must first get to a rural area called Tumbaco, just outside Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
In 2015, when he was coaching at Washington State, Leach was invited to speak at a breakfast fundraiser to benefit Scouts in Moscow, Idaho. There, he reminisced about earning his Eagle and had this to say about Scouting.
The latest batch of 11 projects — from 9 different states — includes installing new signage at a local park in Missouri, improving access to outdoors areas at a rehabilitation facility in Ohio and installing new outdoor games at a middle school in Kentucky.
“I always wanted my Eagle Project to be a means of supporting my goal of environmental sustainability,” says Siddha, from Troop 761 in Ashburn, Va. “It is our duty to take care of our environment and to leave it better than we found it.”