Eagle and Girl Scout Gold Award Projects

DSC_5299The BACT works with Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold candidates from area scout troops, providing oversight for service projects that help to improve the environmental quality of the land we preserve.

Previous Eagle Scout projects include:

  • Building an observation deck at Pederson Nature Preserve   (intersection of Lake Cook Road and Hart Road across the street from Barrington High School)
  • Removing invasive plants and installing sustainable native plants at Pederson Preserve
  • Creating a woodchip walking trail and bridges at Barclay’s Woods in Tower Lakes
  • Building a fire pit at Far Field Nature Preserve

Previous Girl Scout Gold Award Projects include:

-Developing a method to collect and store seeds from our Far Field Nature Preserve  for future use in seeding our preserves.

Available projects for Scout candidates include

  • Building stairs to access wooded ravine at Mondschine Preserve (Barrington Hills)
  • Building a bridge over the creek at Mondschine Preserve
  • Conducting large-scale invasive buckthorn tree removal at Far Field Preserve (Barrington Hills) or Barclay’s Wood easement property (Tower Lakes)
  • Many more project are available.

Scout projects will be considered upon request.  For more information please call us at 847-387-3149.

Here are a few of our scouts and their projects.

 

Chris from Troop 29 designed a fireplace with a surrounding gravel weed suppressing
area and four benches for Far Field Nature Preserve. It was utilized on Oaktober
Family Fest and will be used for future workdays and events.

 

 

Anita from Girl Scout Troop 1087 for her Girl Scout Gold Award, made seed sorting trays and organized seed collection activities for OaktoberFest at Far Field Nature Preserve.  Along with the volunteers she collected seeds from over 4 varieties of native plants that we will utilize at our other preserves.