Eagle Scouts Contribute 69,000 Service Hours to Atlanta Communities
Eagle Scout service projects are a cumulative test of a youth’s time in the Scouting program. A Scout must lean on the skills they have learned and practice good leadership to see their project through to completion. Eagle Scout projects also serve as an opportunity for Scouts to give back to the local community that supported them along their journey. Since April of last year, 570 Scouts in the Atlanta Area Council have earned the Eagle Scout rank and have combined for over 69,000 hours of service through their Eagle Scout projects alone – most of these service projects directly benefiting their local communities.
Notable projects that have brought light to the community include collecting donations for local charities, organizing blood drives, landscaping for schools, and working with local parks to improve the hiking trails. Other projects have made a difference for beneficiaries across the globe. One Scout took on the challenge of preparing and redesigning a room for the Jaffna Teaching Hospital in Jaffna, Sri Lanka to create a more suitable environment for preterm babies and toddlers to properly receive their early intervention service. This included painting a mural, injury-proofing the floor, and constructing a ball pit, mini obstacle course, an activity board, and an activity table.
To honor the literal "ground-breaking" work of these local Eagle Scouts, the Atlanta Area Council will hold its annual Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. Industry leaders Rodney Bullard, CEO of The Same House, and Rick Morgan, Executive Vice President of Holder Construction Company, will be in attendance to honor the 2022/2023 Eagle Scout Class for their Scouting accomplishments. The ceremony will be free of charge to our Eagle Scouts and their families due to the generosity of our sponsors. For more information on the Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony visit AtlantaBSA.org/EagleCeremony.