Eagle Scout project benefits Camp Nerden

Submitted by BSA Troop 33:

BSA Troop 33 would like to congratulate Carter Fudge, of Middlefield, for completing his Eagle Scout project this summer and earning his Eagle Scout rank this fall.

Carter chose an Eagle Scout Service Project to benefit Camp Nerden, a local summer camp which offers special needs programs for children and adults. Having volunteered over 150 service hours at the camp, he was familiar with its needs.

The project plan was to clear and extend the camp’s existing nature trail, cover the trail with wood chips, add trail markers and build park benches.

Repairing the overgrown trail would allow opportunities for nature hikes and provide campers a shady space during hot summer days. Building two benches to place along the trail would give campers a nice spot to rest as well.

Carter had to plan his project, prepare a budget, raise funds, coordinate volunteers and execute the project as part of his requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The project was a big undertaking, and a big success. With a generous donation of wood chips from Perma Treat Corp. in Durham, Carter was left to fundraise $200 for supplies and materials.

Thirty volunteers worked a total of 116 hours to clear out brush, weeds, stones and branches across the trail.

Mulch was transported in by tractor and spread across the path, the trail was blazed, and benches were assembled and added to the walkway.

Carter was not allowed to complete the work himself, but had to delegate tasks to demonstrate his leadership skills.

Carter is very proud to have completed his service project and just recently earn his Eagle Scout rank, but is most proud that he was able to help make a difference for Camp Nerden.


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