The Eagle Scout Rank and the Service Project
Service to others is an important part of the Scout Oath: “... to help other people at all times.” Each year tens of thousands of young men strive to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank by applying character, citizenship, and Scouting values in their daily lives. One of the rank requirements is to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or community. Through this requirement, Scouts practice what they have learned and gain valuable project management and leadership experience. From “Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project”.
2018 • Scout Maxwell Postma, Troop 134, chose to make the WWII Memorial, at the corner of Depot and Martin Road, more practical during Memorial Day events. He built flower boxes with a small stone pathway, planted flowers, placed flags and solar lamps along the boxes, and constructed a portable stage.
2018 • Scout Massimo Fontaine, Troop 316, discovered a wood pallet being used as a foot bridge across a stream that cuts through the Leon Mosczynski Conservation Land on Mumford Street. He chose to build a foot bridge in its place.
2016 • Scout Matthew Blanc noticed there was no place to sit at the outside basketball court at the Municipal Center. Wanting to encourage the use of the courts, he built two (2) benches. Each bench can hold five (5) people
2010 • Scout Jeffrey Talbot, Troop 134, was looking for a project when his father mentioned he was in the Assessor’s Office and Ida Ouillette, Assistant Assessor, mentioned the Municipal Building needed a sign. Jeffrey designed, built, and installed the sign.