March 20, 2019

My Eagle Scout Project: Renovating Trails on Reynolds Ave

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My name is Thomas Brown from BSA Troop 3 in North Dighton, MA. Last year, I began work and completed a community service project for the Eagle Scout Rank. My project involved improving upon a set of trails owned by the Rehoboth Land Trust on Reynolds Avenue that had been neglected and abused by ATV riders. The trail was barely passable because of the dense vegetation. ATVs had torn up the paths, creating large flooded areas and rough trail surfaces. Numerous volunteers and I cleared the trails, made a crushed-stone entryway, built various water crossings (including a boardwalk), and levelled the trail. The whole project took over 275 hours of labor to finish. This project created a new area for the community to enjoy a quiet and safe walk through the woods. Completing this helped me achieve Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, in January 2019. I hope that the trails will be enjoyed by many members of the community for years to come.

I would like to thank the several donors, including Attleboro-Rehoboth Building Supply, The Home Depot of Seekonk, J&J Materials, and Oceans & Ponds Woodworking, who provided supplies and materials to be used in the project. These were especially helpful in making a boardwalk and a stone entryway to the trails. I would also like to thank the scouts, parents, and leaders of Troop 3 North Dighton and my family for helping me complete the planning and physical work for the project. Without their help, I would not have been able to finish the project at all.

Lastly, I would like to thank Diane Biello from the Rehoboth Land Trust for giving me this amazing opportunity to organize and lead a large-scale project which benefits our community. Without her support, I would not have been able to achieve Eagle Scout.

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