As an Eagle Scout, I always love to give a helping hand to fellow Boy Scouts working their way up towards the highest rank in Scouting. It’s an organization I’m passionate for, and I know the positive impact it has on young men. To earn the Eagle Scout award, a boy must complete an Eagle Scout project – essentially a large, multi-month project of benefit to the community, that is lead and directed by the Eagle Scout candidate.
Jen from Jetsetter’s Homestead recently let me know of an Eagle Scout candidate in Texas working on his Eagle Scout project where he is hoping to add a permanent sign that will help visitor’s to a local park near DFW identify the planes taking off and landing nearby.
He needs $4,000 to complete the project, and has only raised about $1600, with 3 days left of the campaign to go.
Eagle Scout projects – speaking from experience – take money to complete. All of the hours and work put in to them are by volunteers and the Scouts themselves, however materials need to be purchased, sometimes professionals hired (such as a contractor, etc.), and other mandatory monetary expenses need to be accounted for.
Here’s the information from this website:
Hello, my name is Asher! I am a Life Scout with Troop 51 in Frisco, Texas. I have been very interested in aviation for all of my life and I am an airplane photographer. The airport has a dedicated park called Founder’s Plaza where people can watch airplanes take off and land.
My campaign is to raise money for my Eagle Scout project, which is adding a permanent sign that will help visitors identify the specific planes that take off and land at the airport. I will also be planting some drought-tolerant plants at the park.
This project is very important to me because I would love to see people of all ages learn about planes and aviation in my community. My contributors will help me achieve the funding for the sign, sign graphics, installation fees, and plants.
What I Need
I will need $4,000 to add the sign and graphics, and installing the sign, plus some plants nearby.
It is valuable to the community and contributors because it helps increase aviation knowledge to visitors and educates people to the different types of planes that fly through Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
Risks & Challenges
One of the risks is that this is a more expensive Eagle Project than most Boy Scouts typically tackle, so reaching my goal is a strech. I am very passionate about aviation I would really love to see people learn more about it!
Other Ways You Can Help
It would help to pass my project onto other people you know!
If you’re interested in supporting this worthy cause, click here to help out.
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