Eagle Scout Project Guidelines and Ideas
Please consider the following when approaching the Town about any Eagle Scout Project:
- The Scout must present a specific Eagle Project proposal, with location specified, for Town approval.
- The Scout must plan to provide all planning, development, fundraising and leadership for any Project.
- No Eagle Project will be considered without a complete Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal, form 512-927.
- Due to manpower and resource constraints, only 2-3 Eagle Projects will be approved per calendar year.
- Eagle Projects for the Town must be completed during the months of April thru October each year.
- 1½ - 2 months’ notice is required prior to beginning an Eagle Project on any Town Property.
Parks or Forestry/Open Space-related Eagle Scout Project possibilities (Scout decides most locations):
- Tree replacement (5-15 trees, depending on site selection).
- Open Space cleanup (see online Open Space map for location proposal).
- Passive (“social- or Horse-”) trail repair or restoration in Open Space.
- Open Space wildlife habitat restoration (when/where determined by Open Space Division).
- Trash management during Town’s “Let Freedom Sing” event during July 4th celebration annually.
- Bench and/or shelter installation along Sulphur Gulch Trail system (meeting Town standards).
- Bench and/or shelter installation along Tallman Gulch Trail system (meeting Town standards).
- Install interpretive signs or benches along Prairie Loop Trail in Canterberry/Idyllwilde open space.
- Work with Town’s GIS Division to design and produce a Prairie Loop Trail map/guide/circuit.
- Shrub or Perennial replacements where needed on Town properties (as determined by Parks Division).
- Install Recycle bins in more highly-trafficked parks (examples: Tallman Meadows, Railbender, Salisbury).
- Design/install Raptor Poles (nest platforms) in Town Open Space.
- Restore Salisbury Open Space horse obstacle course (with input from Parker’s horse community).
- Sand, repair/replace boards, re-shingle (as needed) and paint covered pedestrian footbridge east of Salisbury Park field number four.
If these outdoor project possibilities do not interest an Eagle Scout candidate, he can always consider contacting other Parker-based entities, such as:
- Parker Senior Center
- Parker Task Force
- Any of several online Scouting-based and Eagle Scout Project-based websites for more ideas
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