Recent Eagle Scouts, Projects & Photos

Decatur’s Troop 175 is very proud to have produced more than 50 Eagle Scouts in the past 10 years. Only 5% of Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. More than 275 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 Scout Owen Brannon: Food Garden Beds

Owen Brannon’s Eagle Scout project was to build four 3′ x 16′ garden beds at Neighborhood Church for the Atlanta Ecumenical Urban Farm Network (AEUFN). Members of the church will maintain the garden beds and the fruits and vegetables grown will help AEUFN with…

Eagle Scout Jacob Leavey: Picnic Tables for Glennwood

Jacob Leavey’s Eagle project was to build four picnic tables so students can eat outdoors at Glennwood Elementary School in City of Decatur. Jacob Leavey earned his Eagle rank on June 7, 2022. More project photos:

Eagle Scout Alex Benoit: Benches for Oakhurst Park

Alex’s Eagle project was to build eight park benches at Oakhurst Park in Decatur. The new benches replaced old, broken or worn-out benches located all around the park, including the tennis court, basketball court and baseball field. Alex Benoit earned his Eagle rank on…

Eagle Scout Owen Robertson: Picnic Tables for Renfroe

Owen Robertson’s Eagle project was to build 3 – 4 picnic tables for Renfroe Middle School in the City of Decatur. The tables were needed because students started eating outdoors during COVID-19. Owen Robertson earned his Eagle rank on June 7, 2022.

Eagle Scout Dan Burfield: Art Easels for Glennwood Elementary

Dan Burfield’s Eagle project was to build 15 wooden table-top art easels for Glennwood Elementary School in Decatur. The easels will be used for Glennwood students during art class. He really enjoyed art class as a Glennwood student. He remembered having to share materials…

Eagle Scout Jackson Austin-Cruse: Care Kits

Jackson’s Eagle project was to create backpack care kits for the nonprofit organization Blessing Bags of Warmth, which supplies the kits to community members experiencing homelessness. Jackson Austin-Cruse earned his Eagle rank on April 5, 2022.

Eagle Scout Benjamin Howard: Food Pantry Shelving

Benjamin Howard’s Eagle project was to build 5 wooden shelving units for the food pantry at Decatur Cooperative Ministries, which supplies food to those in need. The beneficiary provided $500 for materials. Benjamin Howard earned his Eagle rank on March 29, 2022.

Eagle Scout Robert Harvey: Outdoor Classroom

Robert Harvey’s Eagle project was to build an outdoor classroom for the Friends School of Atlanta at the East Decatur Greenway with 8 wooden benches and a table, all permanently fixed in the ground. Robert Harvey earned his Eagle rank on February 1, 2022.

Eagle Scout Will Kelly: Picnic Tables at John Fletcher Park

Will Kelly’s Eagle project was to build picnic tables and install them at John Fletcher Park in Avondale Estates. Will and his scout volunteers built two very sturdy 8-foot picnic tables for park visitors to enjoy for many years to come. Will Kelly earned…

Eagle Scout Camilo Castrillon: Community Compost System

Camilo Castrillon’s Eagle project was to build a community compost system at the Paideia School Farm. Camilo led a team of scouts along with the Climate Action Club to build three bins and create a composting system for the Paideia Farm and their Urban…

Eagle Scout Danny Hinton: Picnic Tables for Greenwood Elementary

Danny Hinton’s Eagle project was to build four wooden picnic tables at Greenwood Elementary School. The tables will be used for outdoor learning, eating and other outdoor school activities. Danny Hinton earned his Eagle rank on June 8, 2021. More photos:

Eagle Scout Ryan Russell: Little Free Library

Ryan Russell’s Eagle project was to rebuild a bulletin board and Little Free Library at Venetian Pools in Decatur, Georgia. The work took place over multiple workdays with help from half a dozen scouts. Ryan Russell earned his Eagle rank on May 18, 2021….

Eagle Scout Myles McArthur: Chimney Swift Tower

Myles McArthur’s Eagle project was to build build chimney swift towers near a bird sanctuary in Avondale Estates adjacent to the Avondale Lake. The project consists of a series of boxes on 4 12-foot-tall wooden 4x4s set into the ground. The houses must be…