Boy Scouts – Eagle Scout Projects
Boy Scouts build their leadership skills at the Arboretum
Eagle Scout Projects allow scouts to develop lifelong skills
Restoring Steps on the Herrick Memorial Trail
Putting the steps in place
Completing the Herrick Memorial Trail Steps
Scout projects bring families, friends, & communities together
Scout projects focus on habitat improvements and improving visitor experiences
Building a Leopold Bench
This simple bench style was championed by Aldo Leopold. It is designed for easy bird-watching. You can sit “backwards” with your arms resting on the bench back and hold a pair of binoculars steady for long periods of time.
Leopold bench in action
Scout projects bring the best out in families
Community sponsors provide financial support for scout projects
Working on the Children's Garden Tunnel
Friends and family members help in many ways
Building a kiosk for the Native Prairie Restoration area
The Arboretum staff plays a major role in supporting scout projects
Scout projects can be life changing
Recognition for the Arboretum's support of scouting
The Iowa Arboretum has been the home for many scout projects.
Thank you to the scouts, their families, and friends for improving the Arboretum.
Jadyn restored the top half of the Herrick Memorial Trail Steps as part of his Eagle Scout Project.
“Leading my Eagle Scout Project was a great experience that has changed my life for the better. I am proud to have been able to volunteer at the Iowa Arboretum and make it a better place.”
Josh built the tunnel structure for the Children’s Garden.
” I have learned so many different skills throughout my Eagle Scout Project and it definitely brought me out of my comfort zone. It is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life, and the skills I have developed during the project will stay with me for the rest of my life.”