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Eagle Service Projects

The Northern Lights District would like to recognize the following scouts and their approved eagle service projects. The intent is two-fold.
  1. To recognize the many services performed for the various organizations in our community
  2. To provide an additional reference to Life Scouts looking for ideas for new service projects. These scouts may be contacted to share their planning ideas and project completion experiences.

 TypeNbrNameProject DescriptionBeneficary and Location
Troop582Maxwell Brown

Built several benches for the Minneapolis Gun Club.

Troop582Baxton Kerr

Standup planters and swing for Care Center

Troop211Thomas Hall

Built a new Buddy Board and repaired 3 existing ones and painted them for the Girl Scout Camp in Zimmerman.  (Between Elk River and Zimmerman)


Girl Scout Camp
Troop211Alexander Hall

Cleaned up, removed all rotten roof, and reroofed to Adirondack Shelters for the Girl Scout Camp in Zimmerman.  (between Elk River and Zimmerman)

Girl Scout Camp
Troop575Johnathon Kenow

He did a large area of landscaping at Guardian Angels Senior Housing.  This area had gotten so overgrown with shrubs and other things that the people could not see into the area behind the building.  He removed all of the landscaping, mulch, and weed fabric and redid it all.  I guess the residence spent a couple of days at the windows watching the project proceed.  One of the ladies on his BOR said that the residents still talk about how nice it is that they can now see beyond the overgrowth. 

Crew318Justin Lawrence

Built 16 wood duck houses for the City of Andover

City of Andover
Troop751Kyle Moreau

Built whats called a free library. An enclosure that will be used to house cancer literature and books for children with cancer as an information source for them.

Troop610Jack Bailey
Designed and built a gaga pit for a trailer park.

Troop247Justin Liao

Made art kits for children in the Children's hospital so they have an arts and crafts project that they can work on while they are in the hospital.  His group made about 40 kits.  Justin also volunteers at the hospital in Maple Grove and has put in over 100 hours over the last year.

Troop454Ethan Muntean

Make rescue blankets and play toys for Cats at the animal shelter in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park
Crew247Jacob Rolfs
Landscape entrance to a Plymouth park including installing a new entrance sign
City of Plymouth
Troop542Jacob Larson

 Outdoor kitchen located behind the building on the out door patio.  

North Ridge Care Center
New Hope
Troop403Freggie Ortiz-Swenson

Built stenzels for painting the football field prior to games at Fridley High School; school logo, school name etc.  He made them out of canvas.

Fridley High School
Troop531Jason Chisato-Radvik

His project was to build a nice containment box to hold old flags for retirement.  As part of the project he had the Hamel Legion participate in a retirement ceremony where they retired over a hundred old flags.  He continues to be a part of retirement exercises and have retired over 200 flags to date.  There was a special on him last Fall on television on Channel 9 that interviewed him and several others regarding flag etiquette and retiring flags and his project. 

Hamel Legion
Troop405Alex Ackermann


Weaver Lake School
Maple Grove
Troop542Michael Antolak

Clear, site, landscape, design and build wood/storage shed for maple syruping programs.

Three Rivers Park District
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Crew368Drew Anderson

Planting of shrubs, ground cover and other plantings around the pond area along 85th between the Fire Station and the Community Ctr entrance.

City of Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park
Troop247Jefferson Liao

Made an exhibit that shows bird silhouettes so children can lay on their backs and see the bottom of the bird pass over so they can to recognize the bird from looking at their stomachs.  The silhouettes are supported on a couple of chords that are run by hand to give movement.  Kind of a unique project 

Eastman Nature Center
Maple Grove
Troop584Benjamin Ford

One pre-school area was cleaned of debris and the ground was leveled out to allow for construction of four raised planters.  The new planters filled with black dirt will provide the young children a safe place to learn about gardening and watch things grow.

Calvary Lutheran Church
Golden Valley
Troop403Connor Lee

Built educational signs mounted on sign posts with graphics and information on plants and animals for a park in St Paul.  Then installed the signs through the park for information for park visitors to read. 

Troop403David Jedynak

403 Made Peterson Bird houses and mounted them 

Local Parks
Team247Thomas Miller

Made over 100 hats for homeless and disadvantaged 

Cross Food Shelf
Maple Grove
Troop405Alex Van Abemma

Built Box desks 

Concordia Creative Learning Academy
St. Paul
Crew378Jacob Turner


Built Bluebird houses and Bat houses for the City of Big Lake.  These houses were then installed in a designated park within the City of Big Lake. 

City of Big Lake
Big Lake
Troop276Drew Johnson

He built the disk targets and built the signage for the proposed disk golf course

Brooklyn Park Evangelical Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop276Joshua Sullivan

Built 4 planter boxes which are located about 30” above the ground for Gracewood Senior Center.  This allows the residents to plant flowers, vegetable or whatever and watch them grow.

Gracewood Senior Center
Troop276Bradey Sullivan


Prepared a site at Brooklyn Park Evangelical Church for a disk golf course.  Cleaned the site, and readied it for planting of prairie grasses upon completion of the overall project 

Brooklyn Park Evangelical Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop590Chase Schmidt


Built 8 portable rifle racks for the Minnetonka Gun and Fish Club.

Minnetonka Gun and Fish Club.
Troop405Cavan Hussein


10 shelf drying cabinet for art work at Silverwood Park.

3 Rivers Park District - Silverwood Park
Troop534Jared Taitt


There was an area of the park that had not been maintained for some time.  Jared cleaned it up, making it more presentable and useable by the residents of New Hope.  

Meadow Lake Park
New Hope
Troop67Austin Esau

Constructed a rain garden for the City of Robbinsdale just east of the City Hall.  Austin carried out the project from conception to completion; from selecting plants and contacting distributors to organizing volunteers and speaking publicly about the project.

City of Robbinsdale
Troop582Collin Young


Replaced an existing retaining wall and rebuilt it higher.  In addition, he provided landscaping

at the new retaining wall.  

Word of Peace Lutheran Church
Troop582Austin Gordon

Remodeled a storage facility for the theatre group at a local school 

Troop84Kameron Conklin

Kameron's Eagle Project was to install a 20'x20' brick patio in the back yard of Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church. Funds and materials donated by BPEFC and Menard's (Discount on paver bricks). Grand Total of hours: 185

Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop584Alex Lange

Raise footstones

St. Vincent de Paul Cemetary
Osseo MN
Troop584Jacob Stordahl

Remove old steps, build new concrete steps

Tree House Youth Center
Brooklyn Park MN
Troop584Mitchell Pagel

Build a bench at a scenic overlook set into a paver block patio

Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove MN
Troop84Erik Gaffron

Erik's Eagle Project was the rehabilitation of, and additions to, the outdoor classroom area at Weaver Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove. The project included repairing a vandalized existing table, building new tables at a lower height appropriate for young students, clearing overgrowth of weeds and overhanging dangerous limbs and dead trees, replacing mulch and weed barrier on terracing and gravel on walkways and building a new entryway sign to replace the original one that was vandalized and had rotted and fallen over. Donations were recieved from Home Depot (gift cards for lumber and supplies), City of Maple Grove (mulch, tree removal services), KD Landscape Supply and Recycling (Gravel), Weaver Lake School and various individuals. Grand Total of hours: 160

Weaver Lake Elementary School
Maple Grove
Troop403Isaiah Lindsey

The project consisted of some reorganization of Near Food Shelf, restocking and arrangement of food products, setting up shelves and collection of Winter coats for distribution.

Near Food Shelf
Troop751Andrew Niemela


Renovated an outdoor play area making a new sand box, a stump climbing area and a tea party table.

Lowry Nature Center
Troop531Jeffrey Krismer

The project involved reworking a lower concrete wall on the church rectory, scraping and refinishing wooden benches, installing a rail rail on a three room building behind the church.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Troop52Austin Peters Constructed a canoe rack at Baker National Park Near-Wilderness Camp and cleared out an area of brush where the canoe rack is located. This area is used by schools and other organizations to provide an opportunity for youth to be exposed to the water, the outdoors, and the skill of canoeing. This new rack will allow more youth to use canoes and give them a chance to do something they normally would not be able to do on their own. Three Rivers Park District
Troop234Thomas Neisen Built and installed a storage unit for the percussion room for the Champlin Park Marching Rebel band Champlin Park High School
Champlin Park
Troop534Connor Froseth Labeled 160 storm drains, and handed out fliers City of Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center
Troop582Nathan Pinter Design and build a rain garden for the church Valley Community Presbyterian Church
Golden Valley
Troop84Brent Higgins

Brent's Eagle Project involved building and placing at least a dozen new bird houses along the nature trail at Weaver Lake Elementary School. Each house also had a new accompanying sign post with information about the particular species the house was designed and built for. The houses were mounted on poles or trees at various appropriate heights, some on poles as high as 15-20 feet in the air. Grand Total of Hours: 129

Weaver Lake Elementary School
Maple Grove
Troop531Kent Hoover

renovated a fire ring with new landscaping

Crow-Hassen Park
Troop582Jared Dotterer


Benches for local Non-Profit shooting club

Troop590Jakob Dotterer


Benches for Otsego Elementary walking path

Otsego Elementary
Troop84Justin White


With the help of friends, family and fellow Scouts, and with generous donations from local businesses and individuals, Justin completed the construciton of a portable puppet theatre for the Maple Grove Lutheran Church Youth Program. Grand Total of hours: 125

Maple Grove Lutheran Church
Maple Grove
Troop584Mitchell Abeln

Band equipment room organization, building shelves and cabinets 

Maple Grove Senior High
Maple Grove MN
Troop84Matthew Miner


For his Eagle Service Project, Matt worked with ISD 279 Naturalist Colleen Hazen to design and build a raised planting bed along with permanent signage for the Fernbrook Elementary School Outdoor Learning Area. This involved planning, fundraising, ordering materials, arranging for volunteers, providing work direction and cleanup.

Grand Total of hours: 114

Fernbrook Elementary School
Maple Grove
Troop67Steven Jones Refurbish the choir room and Library First Baptist Church
Troop67Lucas Ray Rebuilt and restored a path in Humphrey park. This path serves many senior citizens who frequent the park.
Troop610Bradley Lind Display case with track lighting at the fire station for the department’s pictures, awards and trophies. Maple Grove Fire Department
Maple Grove
Troop584Reid Schuerman

Swim equipment room organization, building shelves and storage fixtures

Park Center High School
Brooklyn Park MN
Troop582Tyler Pinter design and building of a 10 x 12 foot garden shed for the Valley Community Garden Club. Valley Community Presbyterian Church
Golden Valley
Troop84Sam KenKnight


Sam's Eagle Service project entailed creation of a design and implementaiton plan for revised landscaping at the first official historical site maintained by the Maple Grove Historical Society, the Historic Oxcart Site, 15310 Territorial Road, Maple Grove. Donations recieved by Lynde's Nursery, The Grove Nursery and Rachelle Crane.

Grand Total of hours: (Not Available)

Maple Grove Historical Society
Maple Grove
Troop582Samuel Gentle

Sam worked with a non-profit organization which trains service dogs for people with disabilities.  Sam worked on multiple projects including building new wooden training stairs, held a dog toy drive and arranged a presentation to educate others about service dogs. 

Can Do Cainies
Troop531Trevor Hofkes built benches for his church for sitting around area where a fire ring is and also a meditation area is.
Troop124Joseph Kuhns Restored Zachary Park sitting area in Plymouth City of Plymouth
Troop403Enyinnaya Okwulehie Rearrage storage for CEAP, shelving etc CEAP
Brooklyn Park
Troop67Joshua Nelson

Carpentry and Room Refurbish

Power House
New Hope
Troop575William Hempel Outdoor prayer and meditation area St. Alphonsus Church
Brooklyn Center
Troop531Derek Hamamoto Built a fence and fenced in area for church vegetable garden
Troop531Reid Mordhorst built a paved memorial path at his church upgrading it from a grass path Built a paved memorial path at his church upgrading it from a grass path
Troop52John Kehn Built 3 strong benches for Elm Creek Park Reserve for Fire Ring by sledding hill Three Rivers Park District
Maple Grove
Troop534Chase Browdie Renovated a volunteer break area with cabinets that were previously renovated off site. Added new table and bench for workers to use PRISM Frood Shelf
Golden Valley
Troop534William Schafer Built two bookcarts for school Robinnsdale Spanish Immersion School
New Hope
Team368Benjamin Crockett

Refurbished chicken coop, repaired fences, cleanup

Eiden Farm Homestead
Brooklyn Park
Troop584Thane Symens built 6 benches for the outdoor classroom Fernbrook Elem. School
Maple Grove
Troop534Allan Oyaas

Built a movable chimmney swift tower

Three Rivers Parck District
Troop534William Oyaas Benches and garden along a path North Memorial Hospice
Troop584Charles Nivison Built benches and rack for helmets, bats, etc for the softball field dugouts Osseo Senior High
Troop531Daniel Bakke

Built relocation homes for orphaned squirrels for a animal relocation organization

Troop531Michael Leszko built 15 nesting platforms for Black Tren’s for Three River’s Park
Troop531Lee Kalkbrenner built beautiful wooden picnic benches for church (5)
Troop531Zachary Barker built bird feeders and nesting boxes for Church site
Team247Jakob Fjeldsted

Made boxes for the humane society for cats to sleep in and also made blankets that they slept with and then those go with the kitties that are adopted.

Team247Drake LeFevre

landscaped around Maple Grove Jr. High sign (nick name of Tombstone) to add to the school and make the sign more inviting

Maple Grove Sr. High
Maple Grove
Team247Joseph Brumett IV

Made a quilt for the deaf organization and then frames for it and other quilts to hang up. This one was an Anti-bullying theme and will be used in presentations at schools.

Troop84Brian Peterson Stated Osseo Farmer's Market for the community City of Osseo
Troop584Alexander Vogel

Built bridge to get to soccer fields after rains and flodding

Troop84Brandon Eklund Built a shelter for a church to store produce in
Troop542Paul Lovhaug Built chimneys for Chimney Swifts. These are 16' high chimneys and put in wild wooded areas. They normally live in chimneys but their numbers are going down as most home do not have chimneys anymore. These chimneys have wire inside so that they can hang on the sides.
Crew368Kyle Anderson Collected shoes, cleaned them up, prepared them to be shipped to Iowa. Along the way someone connected with Schuller Shoes in Maple Grove. They apparently work with that program as well and offered to deliver the shoes to Iowa for Kyle
Troop84Christopher Larson

Building shelves, banner holder for church banner, benches around fire pit

Troop582Tyler Pritchard Horseshoe Pits Lake Rebecca Regional Park
Troop534Jesse Johnson Renewal of Rain Garden Armstrong High School
New Hope
Troop534Yokhana (Jack) Abraham Storage Shed House of Hope Church
New Hope
Troop542Andrew Larson Stripped and re-stained the playground equipment/area for the onsite day care;.Built 10 jumbo cribbage boards for the elderly (residents);Built two outdoor garden benches North Ridge Long Term Care Facility
New Hope
Troop534Bennett Abide Chimney Birdhouse Tower
Golden Valley
Troop542Ian Jones Nature Area gate and benches Coon Rapids Dam Park
Brooklyn Park
Troop289Matthew Buchheit Buckthorn Removal and Homestead Renewal
St. Paul
Troop332Alexander Schell External staining and repairs to the chapter house Izaak Walton League
Brooklyn Park
Troop332Christopher Hollowell Built, then placed 10 bird houses on poles in Palmer Lake Park City of Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center
Troop751Charlie Adams Landscaping City of Plymouth
Zachary Playfields
Troop751Benjamin Mayer

Obstacle Course

Richardson Nature Center
Troop575Benjamin Mayer

Restoration of Historic Sleigh

Ediem Homestead
Brooklyn Park
Troop332Aaron Johnson Landscaping Brooklyn Park Assembly of God Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop542Cody Haala Snowshoe Rack and Trail Landscaping Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove
Troop124Christopher Dempsey Landscaping & Path Paula Park
Troop454Jonathon Coffman Conference Room Upgrade Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health
Troop268Jason Place Landscape Lighting Golden Valley Lutheran Church
Golden Valley
Troop582Blake Wachter Youth Bleachers Word of Peace Church
Troop268Vincent Taffe Wood Duck Habitat for two cities
Troop405Daniel Bernard Wooden Train for community RR education New Hope Police Dept
New Hope
Troop405Ross Haugberg Trail and Play Area Benches Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove
Troop405Andrew Pierson Sprinkler System Installation First Lutheran Church of Crystal
Brooklyn Park
Troop211Nicholas Volkenant Historical Marker Landscaping Maple Grove Historical Society
Maple Grove
Troop454Jacob Breth Cabinetry Bridgeview CSP
Spring Lake Park
Troop454Robert Brown Memorial Bench Alexandria House
Troop67Jacob Erickson Donation Program Sharing & Caring Hands
Troop67Andrew Scheiller Basement Painting & Restoration Redeemer Lutheran Church
Troop2Jordan Jergenson Audio Books for Children Crisis Nursery
Golden Valley
Troop234Joshua Baerg Fire Ring and Benches Family of God Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop534Michael DeBelser Parking Lot Landscaping Armstrong High School
Troop405Colin Scheck Room Painting Project St. Gerard Church
Brooklyn Park
Troop403Michael Anderson-Sullivan Dog Walk Area Refurbishing Coon Rapid Animal Humane Society
Coon Rapids
Troop405Dillon Ramaley Bat Houses City of Crystal
Basset Creek Park
Troop534Karl Olson Fishing Dock Resurfacing and Improvement Hennepin Parks
Troop405Cory Johnson Chimney Swift Nesting Structure DNR
Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge
Troop405Daniel Koktan Chimney Swift Nesting Structure DNR
Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge
Troop579Trent Schulte Tombstone Transcription Niggler Cemetary
Crew26Ian Behlke Peace Garden House of Hope Church
New Hope
Troop234Timothy Gustafson Recycling Program Redeemer Covenant Church
Brooklyn Park
Team247Joel Jones

Park fence repair

Elm Creek Park Preserve
Maple Grove
Troop542Nicholas Jones Tree Planting and Area Cleanup Palmer Lake Elementary School
Brooklyn Park
Troop289Kiefer Spores Flower Boxes Northridge Care Center
Troop534Brennan Lunzer Crab Tree Replanting and Island Landscaping Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
Troop542Jacob Ellefson Storage Shelves Preschool U out of Hope Community Church
Crew401Robert Hoveland Parking Lot Area Improvement and Landscaping Bethel Lutheran Church
St. Paul
Troop332Thomas Reiersen Nature Trail improvment Issac Walton League
Brooklyn Center
Troop234Nicholas Haug School Entrance Landscaping Improvement Edinbrook Elementary
Brooklyn Park
Troop542Chris Jones Tree Planting and Area Cleanup Palmer Lake Elementary School
Brooklyn Park
Troop542Trent Iverson Garden Fence Improvement Advent Lutheran Church
Maple Grove
Troop542Cameron Klang Theater Props Birch Grove Elementary School
Maple Grove
Troop534Royce Rayman Bicycles for R.I.S.E. RISE.Inc.
Spring Lake Park