Eagle Scout Sanyi Karpathy: Restore a Path

Sanyi Karpathy’s Eagle project was to restore a 2,000-square-foot path at the East Decatur Greenway on Columbia Drive. The existing path needed to be covered with new mulch since it had eroded over time from rain runoff. Sanyi staked out the path prior to…

Eagle Scout Ethan Goebel: Outdoor Classroom at Clairemont Elementary

Ethan Goebel’s Eagle project was to replace an overgrown, run-down outdoor classroom at Clairemont Elementary. This ambitious project involved clearing brush, rebuilding the stepped path that leads to the classroom, removing the old existing benches and installing new benches. Ethan Goebel earned his Eagle…

Eagle Scout Ben Dillon: Toiletry Kits for Homeless Men

Ben Dillon’s Eagle project was to assemble 50 toiletry kits for homeless men. The kits included socks (the most requested item in homeless shelters), toothpaste, toothbrush, basic first-aid supplies, etc. The kits were prepared for project beneficiary Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) at Holy…

Eagle Scout Joel Garner: Box Gardens

Joel Garner’s Eagle project was to build kindergarten box gardens for outdoor science projects at a Grant Park Elementary school. The three boxes have wheels so they can move indoors and outdoors, as requested by the teachers. Each box was filled soil and gravel,…

Eagle Scout Cole Baker: Bat boxes at Westchester Elementary

Cole’s Eagle project was to build and install three bat houses in the woods surrounding Westchester Elementary School. Eight scouts from Troop 175 and Troop 134 built the bat houses in one day and selected the installation sites. A tree climber installed the houses….