Recent Eagle Scouts, Projects & Photos

Decatur’s Troop 175 is very proud to have produced more than 40 Eagle Scouts in the past 10 years. Only 5% of Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. More than 250 Troop 175 Boy Scouts have achieved Eagle Scout rank since 1949.

An Eagle project requires the Scout to plan, organize, lead and manage a project to benefit a community organization. Many Eagle projects involve some type of construction, but this is not a requirement.

Have you ever wondered what an Eagle project looks like? Scroll down to get a look at our recent Eagle Scouts and their projects. You see lots of scouts getting the work done while the Eagle-to-be provides direction and leadership, and the adults provide supervision…and pizza.

Are you a Troop 175 Life Scout? We have web page with everything you need to know about becoming an Eagle Scout:
Info, instructions and forms for becoming an Eagle Scout in Troop 175

Check out the list of all Troop 175 Eagles since 1949

Eagle project ideas from Boys’ Life magazine

Eagle Scout Matthew Burfield: Welcome kits for Hagar House

Matthew’s Eagle project was to provide welcome kits for new residents at the Hagar House emergency shelter for women and children. Matthew and 4 scouts assembled 50 kits with basic necessities such as toothbrushes and soap. With 10 new families each month, the kits…

Eagle Scout Alex Kirkland: Flag retirement pit

Alex’s Eagle project was to build a new flag retirement pit for the Harold Byrd American Legion Post 66 in Avondale. Previously the Post was using an old rusty barrel to retire flags, so the new flag pit is a more respectable place for…

Eagle Scout Barrett Howard: Outdoor classroom

Barrett’s Eagle project was to make a set of fold-down tables at the SAND Preschool for the kids to use for outdoor activities and art projects. They also added a wall of removable buckets that the kids use for sand and water play. Barrett…

Eagle Scout Sam Amick: Garden Pergola at Winnona Park

Sam’s Eagle project was to design and construct a pergola for the Winnona Park Elementary School. Sam hand-crafted the decorative braces at the top of the structure and pre-drilled all the parts for easy assembly. On an extremely cold weekend in January, Sam and…

Eagle Scout Ian Coleman: Resurface a Walking Trail

Ian’s Eagle project was to resurface a muddy, root-filled walking trail that connects two paved portions of the Decatur community bike path at Green Street. Ian used older scouts to help with advance planning and to manage the younger scouts performing the work. They spread…

Eagle Scout Ben Hammer: Recycling Center

Ben’s Eagle project was to design and construct a recycling center for Laurel Ridge Elementary School in the DeKalb County School System. Four scouts and three other friends assisted in the construction. The design process in total was about 20 hours, and actual construction…

Eagle Scout Kyle Monsalve: Worm Box and Dig Box

Kyle’s Eagle project was to design a worm box and a dig box for the Holy Trinity Parish. A couple of younger scouts came to help construct a worm ecosystem inside of the worm box which consisted of four layers. Each layer would hold…

Eagle Scout John Harrington: Recycling Center

John’s Eagle project was the creation of a recycling and donations collection center for Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. In the theme of reuse and recycle, he used mostly repurposed items to create his project. He used a discarded cabinet to make a bin…

Eagle Scout Nathan Tumperi: Benches at the Woodlands Garden

Nathan’s Eagle project involved building and installing two new benches in the bird meadow at the Woodlands Garden in Decatur. These benches were designed to resemble existing benches in the garden. Over the course of several workdays, Nathan oversaw construction and installation of the…

Eagle Scout Dylan Wyatt: Basketball Bench at Winnona Park

Dylan’s Eagle project came about after he noticed coats and backpacks lying in the mud around the basketball court at Winnona Park Elementary. He worked with Principal Wiseman to design a large, sturdy wooden bench beside the court. Dylan’s crew built the bench and…

Eagle Scout Joe Gilbert: Playground Shade Arbor

Joe completed his Eagle project at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in November 2013. He designed an arbor to replace a dilapidated one on the church’s pre-K playground. Joe and his team demolished and rebuilt the sandbox arbor, which now provides much needed shade for…

Eagle Scout Austin Deaver: Fitness Center for Football and ROTC

Austin completed his Eagle Service Project at Druid Hills High School, constructing a 10-station pull-up bar center for the football and ROTC fitness programs. The project consisted of building a two-ton structure of wood, steel and concrete next to the athletic field. Construction took…

Eagle Scout Thomas Wyatt: Emergency Kits for Seniors

Thomas’s Eagle project consisted of emergency supply kits for 60 low-income Decatur senior citizens. The idea came from Ms. Lee Ann Harvey and Police Sergeant Ross who learned during the 2014 winter storms that some of Decatur’s seniors had no flashlights, batteries or other…

Eagle Scout Luke Downs: Bluebird Trails

Luke’s Eagle project involved creating “bluebird trails” at two City of Decatur parks. Each trail consisted of four bluebird houses installed on posts 300-400 yards apart. Over the course of several workdays, Luke oversaw construction and installation of the houses by nine Troop 175…

Eagle Scout Tab Belvedere: Bench at Glenlake Park

Tab’s Eagle project consisted of designing, building, installing and landscaping a new bench at Glenlake Park. This project was helpful by giving people visiting the park a place to sit. The bench and garden were dedicated to the veterans of Decatur. 10 volunteers spent…