Besides just having fun, our Scouts contribute to their community in many ways. Whether it’s supporting the annual Old Town Art Fair or the many cheerful hours of individual service, Scouting includes serving. The service project required to earn the Eagle Scout rank, however, may be the most visible example.
As you know, it takes Scouts several years to hike the path to Eagle, and not many make it to the summit. Earning merit badges, demonstrating leadership, and living by the Scout Oath and Law are all part of the program. Read on to hear about a few more of Troop 79’s Scouts working towards this goal.
August 25 I completed my Eagle Scout project at Andrew Jackson Language Academy last Saturday, It was a daunting task of putting their library back together. We worked for 5.5 hours (that’s a combined total of 132 hours of work!) and shelved thousands of books. 23 people helped to make this project a success, and because of it, 565 kids will have a library to walk into on Tuesday.
A special thanks goes to Troop 79 scouts and parents.
Patchwork Farms, a non-for-profit organization that helps provide healthy, locally grown produce for little to no cost, has seen the finished project and are very happy with the results!
Again thank you so much to everyone for your help.
September 29 My eagle scout project worked with the Ginkgo Organic Gardens, a community garden located in the Uptown neighborhood that has worked with victims of the HIV/AIDS crisis for over two decades and provided organic produce to the community. The Scouts built a new storage structure, revarnished a gardening shed, painted a bench, and worked around the garden. Overall, the project was a major success and will benefit the gardens for years to come.