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4 Eagle Project Ideas for Your Boy Scout to Consider

Becoming an Eagle Scout can change a teen’s life forever, but this journey does require quite a bit of perseverance and hard work. In addition to earning badges and finding reputable references, your child also needs to complete an Eagle Scout project. Here is a quick look at four service projects that would look great in your scout’s workbook.

Clean up a Historical Site

There are thousands of historical landmarks all throughout the country, and many of them have fallen into disrepair. Depending on where you live, there could be dozens of landmarks within a few miles of your home. In addition to registered landmarks, your scout might also want to consider cleaning up a local historical cemetery or city statue.

Develop and Maintain a Community Garden

Community gardens are more popular than ever, and these small plots of land give locals the ability to grow their own nutritious produce. Most cities allow residents to create small community gardens as long as the fruits, vegetables, and flowers are only for personal use. Creating a garden is a relatively simple process that requires nothing more than a few basic tools and some inexpensive supplies.

Build a Local Book Exchange Box

Designing and building a small neighborhood library is another great project for those who want to develop a sense of community. A city library is an excellent resource, but the sheer number of books in a library can be overwhelming. Your scout’s book exchange box will help locals find novels that their neighbors love and cherish. These boxes also promote literacy among younger children in the community.

Landscape a Local Community or Religious Center

Scouts who would like to tackle a larger project might want to think about landscaping a local community or religious center. With a dumpster rental and some inexpensive landscaping tools, most scouts should be able to make quick work of dead grass, piles of leaves, and old branches. Once the dead foliage has been cleared away, they can then plant low-maintenance shrubberies such as lilies, thyme, sage, and fountain grass. They can also include other small features such as benches, planter boxes, solar lights, and plaques.

Completing an Eagle Scout project is going to change your child’s life forever, and that is why you should spend some time finding the perfect task. Once you have narrowed your choices, you can then file a formal application to see which of those options will help them achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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