Eagle Scout Projects
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Completed Eagle Scout Projects
Rose Blagg (Troop 43) built two gazebos and renovated our dino-dig sandbox for her Eagle Scout Project. The shape of the gazebos was chosen to maximize shade during all parts of the day. The more eco-friendly design of the sandbox was achieved by removing the railroad ties and replacing them with stone covered by a wood cap, which also serves as a comfortable place to sit! This project will be enjoyed for years to come by nature explorers!
Completed August 2021
Sage Gilbert- Troop 11
Check out Sage Gilbert’s completed Eagle Scout Project! He completed 10 bee houses for our United Children’s Garden. These homes will attract and help local solitary bees, such as Mason Bees, reproduce. These bees are excellent pollinators! The bee houses will be used in our Critter Connection, Camps, and Insect Trail Tours. Thank you Sage for this neat exhibit! Learn more about bee houses and learn how to make your own here: https://www.almanac.com/content/bee-houses-solitary-bees.
Completed April 2021
Sara Russell- Troop 43
Sara Russell with Scout Troop 43 has constructed 4 raised beds in the United Children’s Garden for her Eagle Scout Project. The raised beds will be used to grow vegetables and flowering nectar plants for our local insect population. They will also be incorporated into a new gardening program at River Bend. Thank you so much, Sara! Learn more about raised beds and learn how to make your own here: https://joegardener.com/podcast/raised-bed-gardening-pt-1/.
Completed March 2021
Carson Deal- Troop 11
Check out Carson Deal’s completed Eagle Scout Project! His hydroponic system is currently growing Bluebonnets, Pothos, Wandering Dude, and some Squash! We have incorporated it into our STEM program. Thank you Carson for this neat exhibit! Learn more about hydroponics and learn how to make your own here: Hydroponic Systems: How They Work and How To Build Your Own (epicgardening.com).
Completed November 2020
Hayden Richards- Troop 22
Hayden Richards and Troop 22 revitalized our Bird Blind Area by adding new plants and laying new stone for his Eagle Scout Project! It looks great, Hayden, and we can’t thank you enough!!
Completed October 2018
Aidan Parker- Troop 1
Aidan Parker with Boy Scout unit Troop 1 of the Northwest Texas Council completed 3 bat houses and 3 owl nesting boxes for our Bottom Forest Trail for his Eagle Scout Project. Since their installation resident Screech Owls have taken up residence. Thank you Aidan! Learn more about bat houses here: Build a Bat House (nwf.org) Learn more about owl houses here: Screech Owl House Plans: How to Build a Screech Owl Box – FeltMagnet.
Completed August 2018
AJ- Troop 13
We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work of AJ and BSA TX Troop 13. They cleared out the terraces in the United Children’s Garden to make way for some new plants! Great Job guys!
Completed August 2016
Jett Johnson- Troop 15
Thank you so much Jett Johnson and Troop 15 with First Christian Church for helping install ElectriCritters. Jett Johnson and his troop did a great job (special thanks to Jett’s parents)! River Bend was fortunate Jett selected ElectriCritters as his Eagle Scout project. Thank you for helping River Bend get ready for our ElectriCritters season!
Completed in November 2017
Josh and Jonathan Schaeffer- Troop 34
Josh and Jonathan Schaeffer from Troop 34, Northwest Texas Council built a railroad tie walkway at the entrance to our Wild Side Trail for their Eagle Scout project.
Special thanks also to Home Depot and Mike Minuto along with James Schaeffer (father of eagle scouts).
Completed June 2014
Will Bjordammen- Troop 316
Thank you to Will Bjordammen of Troop 316 on completing his Eagle Scout project at River Bend. As a result of his project, River Bend has a climbing wall along with a natural tree stump play area to enjoy on the Wild Side trail at River Bend in the forest area. Thank you for this great addition to River Bend for everyone to enjoy!
Completed June 2014
Trevor Jaquez- Troop 316
Trevor Jaquez helped clear out the Wild Side Trail. With the help of Troop 316 they also enlarged the Dino Dig area in the Children’s Garden. Thank you so much for choosing RBNC!
Completed June 2013
Ryan Ferguson- Troop 34
Meet Ryan Ferguson! For his Eagle Scout project, he constructed beautiful wooden benches, bird houses, and feeders to enhance our trail system. We are so thankful you choose RBNC for your project!
Completed July 2012