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Eagle Projects

Your eagle project needs to be something that you can go back in 3 years and say: I did that!  

Usually this means constructing something.  Collecting things and cleaning cemeteries does not qualify.

It also must be your project.  If the organization (that needs to me non-profit) has a project already and
they just need some scouts to put it together, then you are just supplying manpower to someone else's project.
But if the organization has an idea.. like they have a room that needs to be painted... then you do the planning and
get the supplies to do it, then that qualifies.  If the church has a room to be painted, and they already have the paint,
and supplies and such..... and you are just going to paint it for them... that is not an eagle project.  You need to
do the planning and organization.  In general collecting things door to door or cleaning and mowing areas like old
cemetery will not qualify as an eagle project.

Eagle Projects Ideas

Some agencies to contact are:

  1. Your school

  2. The board of education

  3. Your church or synagogue

  4. Children's homes

  5. The Red Cross

  6. Salvation Army

  7. Homes for the aged

  8. Senior citizens' center

  9. Nursing homes

  10. Public libraries

  11. Veterans organizations

  12. Camps for the handicapped

  13. Schools for the handicapped

  14. Hospitals

  15. Lighthouse for the Blind

  16. City recreation department

  17. City and county parks department

  18. State and national parks

  19. Conservation and energy groups

  20. Army corps of engineers

  21. Blood donor centers

  22. Other youth agencies

  23. Fire departments

  24. Police departments

  25. Drug information centers

  26. Mayor and city government offices

  27. Civic clubs

  28. The United Way

  29. Civil Defense office

  30. Welfare agencies

  31. Housing authority

 

Suggested Eagle Projects.

  1. Build a small building at Police Safety town where small children are taught traffic safety
  2. Build a sign in front of the school to announce when PTA meets each month.
  3. Read children's books onto tapes for use in hospitals for an auditory library.
  4. Translate children's information booklets to different languages for the hospital.
  5. Build benches in front of school for students to sit in, or for local park.
  6. Repair tombstone's in disrepair in old cemetery.
  7. In a local Nature Area, plant more trees in the area. Build a pond..
  8. Help preserve the history of the town by building and erecting a cemetery locator map in local cemetery.
  9. Repair playground at local park or church.
  10. Paint metal or waterproof wooden items at playground, or in front of city building, hospital, or church.
  11. Repair or do work at local animal shelter.
  12. Build shelves to store backpacks outside cafeteria at school.
  13. Build benches for school
  14. build stone walkway for school.

 

More Eagle Projects from other Troops

  1. Jeremy built shelves and cabinets to be used by the Interfaith ministries.
  2. Robert built chimney swift houses for the Armand Bayou Nature Center in Clear Lake City. Five were built. There things are chimneys which are 12 feet tall.
  3.  A "Big Toy" for the pre-schoolers at our sponsoring organization.
  4.  As in 1), a tire swing was built. The Eagle built a large wood structure from which to hang the swing.
  5.  One Eagle repainted a torpedo and a deck gun at the Battleship Texas site here in Houston.
  6.  Some large shelving units were built in the Interfaith Ministries food pantry.
  7. One Eagle built a boat dock at a park
  8.  Working with Sam Houston National Forest, one of our Eagles built bat boxes.
  9.  The same as 6 but the Eagle built owl houses.
  10.  One Eagle built trash receptacles for the local nature center and installed them.
  11.  Another nature center project was building benches in the rest areas along a nature trail.
  12. Building welcome signs to our town by major roads.
  13. Build a ramp for the handicapped at a local church.
  14. Build bird cages for local animal rehabilitators.
  15. build a pamphlet display in a local church, or make a guide to a local nature trail.
  16. - rebuilt an outdoor chapel
  17. - built seven sets of sturdy steps (railroad ties, rebar, gravel) on a banking down to a popular fishing area, thus preventing erosion
  18. - cleared paths and rebuilt steps and benches in an overgrown, inaccessible wildlife area, leaving brush piles and wild fruit stands for wildlife habitat but allowing greater use and appreciation of the area for local people
  19. - rebuilt a spillway and small dam in a conservation area to prevent flooding and make for safer access for hikers
  20. - constructed and installed floating turtle rafts of cedar in a town conservation area to replace downed trees the town had removed for safety reasons, thus restoring a safe habitat for the turtles to sun themselves and avoid foxes and other predators.
  21. repainting the bathrooms at the park and sand papering all the graffiti off the wooden playground
  22. built a 10 x 20 building for a therapeutic riding program
  23. built gazebos and benches on the park trail for the city and planted climbing rose
  24. built a prayer garden for a church
  25. Upgrading existing or building new hiking trails at a county park (basically the park ranger has a shopping list of things that need to be done).
  26. Coordinating their family church's week of taking care of some homeless families.
  27. Hanging signs on trees or cementing them on the ground next to plants or shrubs identifying what they are.
  28. Build a walking trail around a lake in a local county park.
  29. Walking/Nature Trails at local schools including chips and shavings to walk on, leveling trail for ease of use, etc.
  30. Construct and install a Guide rope and Braille signs for a boardwalk at a local nature center. Nature centers always seem to have projects for Eagle Scouts.
  31. Another candidate designed, planned and organized the construction of a mobile literature storage box/podium for his church. The project was about 6 feet high, 6 feet wide and 2 feet deep, on wheels.
  32. A third candidate arranged the installation of a basketball goal and 1/2 court marking at a nearby church parking lot as a recreational project for the church and community youth.
  33. Another arranged to plan and execute a large concrete sidewalk
  34. Building a volley ball court for our church.
  35. Fixing up one of the meeting halls in our church.
  36. Building bagging tables for a local volunteer organization.
  37. Clear woods, paint some outdoors equipment, and dig a 150 foot trench for a underground cable for a local church.
  38. Dig up and remove several dead trees, plant replacement trees and some new trees along the access road to a local neighborhood, and plant bushes and fix up several existing nursery beds.
  39. Clear and develop a nature trail at a local park.
  40. The first project was laying a wood chip trail around a local school yard for the students and citizens to use as a fitness trail.
  41. Refurbished the inside of a Chessie System caboose that the town I live in purchased for a local museum.
  42. Rehabilitated and painted the church garage. Replaced the doors and put a new roof on the structure.
  43. Rebuilt a 100 ft., field stone retaining wall, along a nature trail at the church retreat house.
  44. Constructed a large number of wooden planter boxes for the patio of a local nursing home.
  45. Designed and constructed a wooden foot bridge over a creek in the local county park.
  46. Constructed and stained a long wooden fence along a walkway at the historical Society grounds.
  47. Cleared and laid out a nature trail for pre school children with activity stations at the nature center.
  48. An antique, horse-drawn buggy was restored for a local museum.
  49. Scouts made 27 cement boxes for tree planters in order to level the planters on one of the main streets of their city.
  50. More than 30 hours were spent forming 40 cement blocks, one square foot each, in which metal-cased, veteran stars were placed. The veteran markers were then set in place at the headstone of veterans in a local cemetery.
  51. An access ramp was built at a church to accommodate wheelchairs.
  52. One candidate planned and supervised the planting of a vegetable garden at a senior citizen center
  53. At a home for senior citizens, outdoor furniture was sanded and painted, a shuffleboard court was constructed
  54. Building a sturdy bridge in a county park provided quite a challenge. The candidate secured the posts, planking, and concrete and transported the supplies to the bridge site.
  55. Another project consisted of planting 1000 Virginia pine trees and 18 crepe myrtle trees and the construction and installation of birdhouses along a nature trail in a state park.

 

Construction-Related:

  1. Design and construct wheelchair access ramps and paths at college ministry house
  2. Remove unsafe space heaters and rebuild walls; then build bookshelves on same walls
  3. Design and construct a bus stop shelter
  4. Designed and built rolling media carts for use of critically ill cancer patients at local hospital
  5. Construct a fence and landscaping for new home for Habitat for Humanity
  6. Design, build and erect two radio antennae and towers for Civil Air Patrol
  7. Build new roof for church bell tower and refurbish bell
  8. Disassembly, repair, move, and reassemble donated outdoor gym set for playground area
  9. Design and build doghouses and donate to local animal shelter
  10. Plan, build, and install a portable stage with backdrop and curtains for local school
  11. Design and construct a raptor cage for injured hawks at wildlife center
  12. Build instrument racks for storing bank instruments at local school
  13. Built twelve bookcases, held book drive to fill shelves, and obtained mini-blinds for recreation room at rehabilitation center
  14. Built and assembled weaving loom for senior citizens’ home
  15. Designed and built outdoor chapel for church
  16. Build and install picnic tables at church in south Texas
  17. Build a 5-station “ROPES” course for local church youth group
  18. Build crèche and surroundings for Nativity display for community
  19. Design, build and paint stage fronts for children’s chapel activities
  20. Built electrically-operated game board to teach Bible facts to children at church
  21. Made Braille games for blind school students, including handmade game boards, playing pieces, etc., that could be identified by touch
  22. Built storage bins for nursery schools
  23. Constructed six mobile, wooden planters, for use by children confined to wheelchairs at Shriner’s Hospital
  24. Repaired and painted community building, including raising funds to pay for supplies
  25. Constructed footbridge linking school and homes
  26. Designed and built reading lofts for kindergarten classes freeing up valuable floor space
  27. Built clothes racks for Christmas gift program, providing place to store coats and other donated clothing items until distribution
  28. Designed, built, and installed two map signs identifying ball diamonds and playing fields at community sports complex
  29. Design and construct tennis backboards at city tennis courts
  30. Constructed cabinets and shelves and secured library of written materials for cardiac rehab center to provide education on measured and actions to help prevent strokes and heart attacks
  31. Built and maintained recycling center at local park by installing separating bins and empting for six months
  32. Rebuilt outdoor chapel at church camp by removing and replacing all benches, adding railings to pathway and stairs and building new lectern and cross
  33. Built horseshoe pitching court of residents of senior housing complex and set up party to “unveil” the new courts
  34. Refurbished area and constructed two new horseshoe pits and bocce ball court for senior citizens of chartered organization
  35. Collected, repaired, painted, and delivered toys to toy lending library and Salvation Army for distribution to needy children
  36. Erected poles as road guards around driveway at church for playground and day-care
  37. Built storage facilities for Sunday School materials
  38. Built outdoor picnic tables for school
  39. Constructed wooden compasses for demonstration and teaching at school
  40. Repaired and repainted bleachers at school
  41. Built fire pit and benches and cleaned up beachfront property of church
  42. Built campfire bowl and stage for local youth camp
  43. Planned, organized, and built baseball field for church
  44. Rebuilt cabin and constructed outhouse at church camp
  45. Renovated church gymnasium
  46. Reshingled roofs on nature center buildings
  47. Constructed kiosk to be used as message center, map holder and information center at community park
  48. Cleared unused building at Boy’s Club and constructed indoor archery range
  49. Planned and built brick fireplace for local park
  50. Built large playhouse (6’X12’X8’) for day-care and after-school program run for homeless in community
  51. Built cage (15’X30’X12’) for local raptor center to be used for rehabilitation and display of large birds of prey
  52. Erected enclosure, following specifications provided by the zoo, for display and safekeeping of birds, at local wildlife park
  53. Built outdoor weather station and installed professional grade weather equipment at elementary school
  54. Constructed activity shelter at local school
  55. Organized and painted inside of church building
  56. Tore down and disposed of dilapidated garage at historic home
  57. Built doghouses of various sizes for homeless animals being kept at various animal shelters
  58. Constructed two bridges along trail at nature center
  59. Built play gyms for schools and Ronald McDonald House
  60. Rebuilt historical bus stop for seniors
  61. Built a trophy case for local grade school
  62. Built equipment for Special Olympics
  63. Built birdhouses and feeders to be placed outside windows at local nursing homes
  64. Repaired and repainted press box and dugouts at athletic field
  65. Poured cement pads for air conditioning unit and patio of chartered organization
  66. Made major structural repairs to community-owned park cabin
  67. Constructed study carrels at nonprofit adult literacy organization
  68. Built and distributed lap boards with tablets or writing paper and holders for pens and envelopes to rest homes and VA hospital and with coloring books and crayons for children’s hospital
  69. Constructed park benches at bus stops for the elderly
  70. Assembled book carts, kick stools and bookends for new public library and relocated and sorted children’s catalog section
  71. Procured materials and constructed six motorized wheelchairs for permanent use by home for the elderly
  72. Dismantle and rebuild wooden bleachers at school
  73. Built wooden lifeguard towers at local YMCA camp
  74. Built 4 rolling tables for chartered organization
  75. Constructed three voting booths for town hall including one handicap-accessible
  76. Designed and built a playground for orphanage
  77. Built new picnic tables for town park pavilion
  78. Built bicycle racks for a local baseball complex
  79. Repaired/rebuilt a storage shed at local neighborhood park
  80. Repaired and repainted bleachers and dugouts at local little league baseball diamond
  81. Removed old flagpole and installed new one at local school; landscaped area around the flagpole
  82. Built wood shelving units for local food pantry
  83. Design and build wood working benches for preschool children
  84. Plan and construct soccer field by removing rocks, hauling in dirt, and installing goals
  85. Plan and construct a sand volleyball court at church to benefit youth groups
  86. Convert a storage room into a “cry room” at church by installing one way mirror and sound insulation.
  87. Built ten outdoor swing sets for camp for disabled children.
  88. Design and build shade shelters for new city park.
  89. Design and construct planter boxes for school learning center.
  90. Design and build stacking cabinets for storage of choir music books.
  91. Construct a paved path between church buildings and playground.
  92. Repairing old cages and building new rabbit cages for Wild Rescue, an animal rescue group.
  93. Build enclosed shelving units to store linens at local shelter.
  94. Design and paint a mural at senior center.
  95. Build a 40’ wall to form a hallway; install sheetrock and finish painting.
  96. Rebuild and repair children’s play area at ER of local hospital.
  97. Design and build a security fence separating children’s playground from RR tracks.
  98. Build six portable stages for classroom at school.
  99. Build an aviary for songbirds.
  100. Design and build a storage shed for nature preserve.
  101. Design and build student mailboxes for classroom use.
  102. Built a large storage/shelving unit for science lab in inner city school.
  103. Repair parking lot; re-stripe; and create better access by constructing paths to parking lots.
  104. Plan and construct a covered bench area for playground supervision at elementary school.
  105. Design and construct the foundation and base for statue honoring servicemen
  106. Design and construct entrance signs for local camp
  107. Repair and resurface kitchen floor at local soup kitchen
  108. Plan and construct track and field event pits at local school
  109. Repair existing bed frames and construct an additional 26 frames for use at animal shelter
  110. Design and construct a sand volleyball court for church youth center

 

Outdoors/Environmental/Landscape:

 

  1. Create a trail connecting two city parks and create erosion barriers to keep trail in shape
  2. Construct a handicap accessible sidewalk at local playground area
  3. Design, layout and build a grass farm for use of Corps of Engineers on future area projects
  4. Construct an underground sprinkler system to provide water to flower beds on church grounds
  5. Plan and build a “Biblical reference garden” to accent the entryway of local church
  6. Design and construct a celebration rose garden for cancer victims and survivors
  7. Design and install outdoor lighting for flag and cross at local church
  8. Construct three erosion control dams to prevent erosion of new trail
  9. Constructed an archery range at local youth camp
  10. Build a climbing traversing wall for use of local youth group
  11. Built 30’ retaining wall with native rocks to control erosion and water bars on trail in preserve
  12. Built new orienteering course at park
  13. Initiated and completed two mile nature trail exhibiting trees, plants, and wildlife; also built a dozen birdhouses to uses as a sanctuary over winter and nesting seasons
  14. Researched local bird population and constructed and installed over thirty different nesting stations to enhance population of desired bird species at local wildlife park
  15. Design and construct twenty bird feeding stations for installation outside nursing home windows.
  16. Compiled listing of practical ways average households can cut pollution and keep environment clean without elaborate and expensive preparation; distributed information to approximately 3,000 homes
  17. Rejuvenated cemetery by cleaning grounds, refurbishing headstones, and locating graves; documented 300 buried there and secured cemetery’s inclusion in state historical directory
  18. Built small park on unused wooded lot in neighborhood by clearing and covering two walking paths with wood chips, installing wire spool tables, clearing play area, building sand box, and making entrance sign
  19. Made insect collection for school of children with disabilities by collecting, identifying and giving locations of prime sites for insect collection; constructed glass cases for presentation and for future collections
  20. Made and posted warning signs and location markers on trail for hikers; dug drainage ditches and laid rock and logs to route stagnant water off trail and into river; installed terracing steps and rope handrails to help ensure safety of hikers
  21. Landscaped local Red Cross chapter house in preparation for open house
  22. Researched and laid out historical hike around city in cooperation with historical society
  23. Laid out and built outdoor environment and nature study course with assistance of educational naturalist
  24. Leveled and repaired twenty fitness stations in cooperation with local parks and recreation division
  25. Ploughed and cultivated garden area for use by nursing home patients
  26. Developed plan to revitalize live oak trees on college campus by aerating compacted soil, adding topsoil and creating physical barriers around the trees
  27. Mulched and landscaped parking area and installed handicapped ramp to access picnic area
  28. Designed and built flower beds for main entrance of school
  29. Reconstructed and landscaped steep bank behind church sanctuary
  30. Mapped sector of wildlife refuge to determine contents and populations of area
  31. Created wildlife kits for state game and parks group to be used in school systems – cleaned skulls of animals and set up displays for kits
  32. Cleared and widened fire road in forest to make it passable
  33. Refurbished war memorial and beautified landscaping for memorial Day festivities
  34. Designed and built prayer garden for church recreation center
  35. Cleared ¼ mile trail through wilderness area of city park and built two bridges to cross small creek
  36. Mapped, marked, and cleared trail at church camp and built bench on trail
  37. Prepared area and planted trees supplied by park authority
  38. Helped develop environmental learning center at community college
  39. Planted shade trees in municipal park after consulting with state forestry experts to select best varieties for climate.  Assigned scouts to care for seedlings for one year.
  40. Created flower parks with welcome signs at entrances to communities
  41. Built signs for interpretive trails telling history of area
  42. Landscaped public library
  43. Landscaped Habitat for Humanity house.
  44. Created an 18th century herb garden
  45. Created azalea garden and meditation bench for chartered organization
  46. Solved and corrected rainwater problem in children’s playground of chartered organization
  47. Cleared wheelchair and visually-impaired trail; built and installed wooden distance markers; made tape recording about park and donated cassette recorder and headphones; made and posted flyers on bulletin boards about availability of tape
  48. Built a memorial park in name of an accident victim
  49. Distributed water conservation pamphlets and installed 576 water-saving devices donated by public utility
  50. Built ten bat “hotels” for state park to help keep insects in check
  51. Pond rehabilitation and clean up:  restructured pond in town park; planted ground cover to prevent erosion; cleaned garbage and sediment from pond
  52. Designed and built shelters over tiger cages at local zoo
  53. Cut down old orchard (slated for development); cut and stacked all the wood as firewood; delivered firewood to poor families
  54. Built two grade-level steps to prevent erosion of local wildlife trail; filled in low areas
  55. Built a boat dock at a park used by local Webelos dens
  56. Build trash containers and install them at local nature center
  57. Located and mapped using GPS all storm sewer inlets in city area and posted “No Dumping” signs.
  58. Repair bridge understructure and install erosion control structures at local campground.
  59. Install new signs and brochure boxes at local nature preserve.
  60. Repair and resurface state historical marker signs at local historical park
  61. Improve native habitat by removal of invasive species and re-introduction of native vegetative species
  62. Installation of bollards to prevent unauthorized vehicular traffic in wildlife area
  63. Creek and native habitat restoration involving native species introduction of flora and fauna at local park
  64. Landscape a new home for Habitat for Humanity
  65. Plan and build a garden area, path and install a statue in churchyard
  66. Design and build 50 book easels for public library

  67. Design and build a puppet theater and perform public service shows for domestic violence awareness.
  68. Constructed mechanical safety belt demonstrators for department of public safety
  69. Placed brick memorial and landscaped site in honor of tornado victims – placed three flag poles, 75 trees and 200 bushes along cement path
  70. Worked with three local hospitals and local ham radio club to give children the opportunity to talk to Santa Claus – organized Scouts to visit children’s rooms with treats and portable CB radios
  71. Designed, produced, and distributed 1,500 copies of brochure that boosted attendance at boys club
  72. Constructed a hands-on exhibit on static electricity for children’s museum
  73. Organized bike safety campaign; trained scouts as inspectors and judges and ran bike rodeo that included bike safety check and safe-bike-riding contest
  74. Organized a concert in which the Scout’s band played at a local park; admission was food items for homeless shelter
  75. Chipped paint, repaired, and repainted torpedo and deck gun on Battleship Texas
  76. Plan and construct structures in river to enhance fish habitat.
  77. Designed and created tactile sensory mats for special education center at school
  78. Design and construct wood and Plexiglas display signs at local sports fields
  79. Refurbished and preserved submarine propeller exhibit at local library for 50th anniversary celebration