Recent Eagle Scouts, Projects & Photos

Decatur’s Troop 175 is very proud to have produced 50 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 Gabe Jacob: Welded Bike Rack

Gabe Jacob’s Eagle project was to build a large welded metal bike rack for Westchester Elementary. The Westchester principal said the bike rack is a top priority and the PTA funded the purchase of supplies. The rack was installed into concrete with anchor bolts….

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…

Eagle Scout Thomas Butterfield: Little Free Library

Thomas Butterfield’s Eagle project was to build a Little Free Library for Glennwood Elementary School in Decatur. He raised the money to cover the project costs by doing yard work. The school was happy with the completed project. Thomas Butterfield earned his Eagle rank…

Eagle Scout Aidan Teague: Preschool percussion kits

Aidan Teague’s Eagle project was to create 40 percussion kits for Mommy & Me preschool in Clarkston. Each kit has 3 instruments—tin drum, shakers and rhythm sticks—for a total of 120 instruments. Aidan delivered half the kits to the students’ homes and scout Myles…

Eagle Scout Cole Rogers: Preschool Birdhouses

Cole Rogers’ Eagle project was to build 6 see-through birdhouses for the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. The birdhouses mount to the outside of the windows so the children can watch the birds’ life cycle. The window and roof are designed to open so the houses…

Eagle Scout Jack Egger: Work Table for Decatur Makers

Jack Egger’s Eagle project was to build a folding work table for the outdoor workspace at Decatur Makers. The table is constructed of weatherproof plywood and 4 x 4s. The project took 4 workdays at 4 hours each, about 4 scouts each day. Jack…

Eagle Scout Ian Berk: Women’s Toiletry Kits

Ian Berk’s Eagle project was to source and assemble 50 kits of essential toiletry items for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Ian’s team used an assembly line to put together the kits which were sealed in zipper bags so they’re easy…

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….

Eagle Scout Mason Daniels: Feeding Room at PAWS Atlanta

Mason Daniels’s Eagle project was to renovate the feeding/storage room at PAWS Atlanta animal shelter. Volunteers perform a lot of work in this disorganized space: storing and sorting newspaper, storing food and feeding the animals, etc. Mason’s project involved cleaning, painting and reorganizing the…

Eagle Scout Scott Butterfield: Planter Boxes for Presencia

Scott Butterfield’s Eagle project was to build vegetable planter boxes for Presencia, a local non-profit organization which provides aftercare for low-income working families. The organization, located at an apartment building on Buford Highway, will plant vegetables in the boxes to teach the children good…

Eagle Scout Noah Glasgow: Bluebird houses for Schools

Noah’s Eagle project was to build and install 12 bluebird houses at the six City Schools of Decatur elementary schools. The goal of the project is to encourage the increase of bluebird populations throughout Decatur. The project required Noah to work with six different…