Becoming an Eagle Scout is a great honor. It is the highest rank a scout can achieve. Only 4% of scouts will earn this rank. It takes a lot of time, work, organization, and dedication to achieve this goal. One major aspect of earning the Eagle rank is to “plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.”
Planting Trees for the Future
Tree planting helps both wildlife and people. It helps improve the infiltration of water while protecting the soil. They provide shelter for birds and animals and wood for construction projects. Tree planting can also help control erosion of farmland. Organizing the planting of trees for a church or school will help others and would make a great project.
Build and Install Bat Houses
Bats can be a good source of natural mosquito control. The bat house should be installed on a pole where there is no shade. It should mount 3 to 4 meters above the ground to cut down on predators. The house should face where it absorbs the most sunlight to keep the temperature at a higher level.
Teaching Senior Citizens Skills for Computer and Internet
Organizing an event to help senior citizens learn how to use the internet and basic computer skills can help them in many ways. They can learn how to use email and video services so they will be able to have instant communication with their friends and family. Playing games will help them keep their brains more active, which can help ward off neurological disorders.
Building an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp for someone not able to use stairs anymore is a great project for a future Eagle Scout. This shows that they know how to plan an enterprise that will benefit others. It needs to be sturdy and usable in different weather conditions. For each inch that it rises, there should be 12 inches of ramp length. Handrails and nonskid surfaces should be built with the ramp system.