The Scouts of Troop 101 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, recently earned their 50-miler awards by hiking one of the most famous trails in the country: The Appalachian Trail.
The boys spent five days and four nights on the trail, carrying all of their gear and food, and also performed a service project by removing invasive plants. Along their way, they passed the trail’s official midpoint market,…
Scout Sells $25,000 Worth Of Popcorn; Gets Special Recognition
We don’t know what Trevor Rau’s secret is when it comes to selling popcorn, but we’re certainly impressed by his results.
Over the last 12 years, the South Dakota Eagle Scout has sold about $25,000 worth of popcorn. The funds have helped pay for his Boy Scout outings, of which there have been many: Trevor has three different 50-miler awards — canoeing, biking and hiking.
It’s always inspiring to read about young men who must overcome exceptional odds to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Take, for example, Garrett Becker from Waukesha, Wisconsin, who suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness. Garrett recently completed his Eagle Scout project by collecting clothing for a local non-profit agency that helps the homeless and other disadvantaged residents.
Cycling Eagle Scouts Are About Halfway Across The Country
It’s an honor to keep everybody up to date on the epic Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America bike trek, which is taking a group of Eagle Scouts all the way from San Francisco to Virginia … on their bikes.
Cub Scout Pack 7, located in a small village near Guatemala City, was started four years ago by the leader of Troop 444, who regularly volunteers to help a church-led Guatemala mission team. Each year, the older Scouts travel south to visit Pack 7 and help them with events…
You can make this rustic planter out of split pallet slats and a five-gallon bucket.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
One or two pallets (Try to get pallets that are in good shape. Large box stores and moving companies are good places to look. Old pallets that have been heavily used can be cracked and splintered and almost impossible to work with.)
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.