The Bartlett Arboretum is home to a wide variety of plants, trees, and species. It is also home to a few Eagle Scout projects! An Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others, while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Completing an Eagle Project is required in order for Boy Scouts to attain the coveted Eagle Scout rank.
Aidan Orr of Troop 11 in Stamford, CT recently completed his Eagle project by building four trail kiosks throughout the property, noting where the visitor is and directions to various trails. The most prominent kiosk is next to Red Oak Trail in the visitors parking lot.
J.B. Coleman of Stamford, CT completed his Eagle Project doing remediation of Winged Euonymous at the Bartlett Arboretum. He also created an informative video below about the invasive species.
The project took over a year to complete! In speaking of his experience, J.B. shared, “I learned so much working on the project.”
Finally, Grady Orr of Troop 9 in Stamford, CT put together a crew of volunteers to build a boardwalk along the hiking trails.
After successfully completing these projects, J.B. Coleman and Grady Orr recently received their Eagle Scout awards! We are so proud of these young men and are delighted that their projects will be enjoyed by all who come to the Bartlett for many years to come.