Eagle Scout Removes 180 Pounds Of Garbage From Creek
It’s pretty amazing the trash you can find in local waterways. Why anybody would think it’s OK to just dump their trash in a river is beyond us.
Alex Hansen, an Eagle Scout from the Buffalo, New York, area, recently coordinated a project that hauled 180 pounds of trash from Tonawanda Creek. Alex recruited volunteers to help out, and a local nonprofit organization hauled the trash away for free.
For 32 months back in the early 1800s, the United States and the section of North America now known as Canada just couldn’t get along. For 2,393 months and counting since then, everyone has gotten along splendidly.
The troop already spent some time each year maintaining a trail near the park. After the fire, four different Scouts chose Eagle projects that benefitted the area, including clearing the site of debris and building new picnic tables.
Bill Steele started caving as a Scout almost 50 years ago, and since then, he has explored hundreds of caves throughout the United States and in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and China. He has written books on caving and appeared on TV shows such as National Geographic Explorer, NOVA and How’d They Do That?
In this video, Steele describes his journey into the world of caving and talks about some of…
If you’re looking for an idea for an Eagle Scout project, feel free to go batty.
Michigan Boy Scout Matthew Netherland knows all about the benefits of bats. That’s why, for his Eagle Scout project, he converted scrap car battery covers into 30 bat boxes that will give the cool creatures a better place to live outside of people’s attics.
One of the best ways to beautify an area is to plant a garden. And if that garden can also be used to help educate kids? All the better.
Adam Smith, from Troop 7007in Prescott, Arizona, recently completed an Eagle Scout project that saw him raise $950 for the construction of a garden for a local non-profit organization that serves underprivileged children. Thanks to Adam, the children will learn…
If only more people were as prepared as William Wright.
The 15-year-old Scout from Austin, Texas, was studying in his room one night when he heard his mother screaming for help. William ran out and found his 83-year-old father lying on floor. His heart had stopped.
William began performing CPR. After 10-15 minutes, he finally felt a pulse.
Paramedics arrived and took over from there. William’s…
Scouting service is all about taking care of your community.
The Scouts in Canyon, Texas, are certainly doing their part. They’ve completed more than 1,000 hours of work at Conner Park, stripping, painting and reproofing the pavilions, and renovating the park’s war memorial.
An official from the City of Canyon says the boys’ work saved them about $20,000.
My favorite rubber rain boots have a hole in the side. Now they aren’t dry at all. They weren’t really expensive, but I don’t want to get new ones. How can I repair my boot? Please help. – Wet Wade, Portland, Maine
I like it when guys decide to learn how to repair their gear rather than just throw it out.
First off, get a tube of Shoe Goo, which you can find in many stores like Walmart or the…