A Boy Scout looking to become an Eagle found a way to accomplish his goal by helping an actual bald eagle.
Jahquan M., a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Coastal Carolina Council, was in search of an Eagle Scout project when the option came up to provide a new home for a disabled bald eagle.
The bald eagle, named “Fowler,” had been found two years prior with severe injuries that made him unable to fly. The eagle was taken to the Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky in Louisville, where he received rehabilitation and was eventually transferred to a permanent home at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Wildlife Exhibit.
The enclosure that Jahquan built for the bald eagle provides Fowler with a view of the marsh and the nearby Ashley River. Other bald eagles in the area have also begun communicating with Fowler.
“It’s fitting that Eagles rescue eagles,” said Ben Pearce, Jahquan’s Eagle Scout Coach. “Never has there been a more appropriate Eagle Scout Service Project.”
“The completion of this project is a tremendous benefit to the park, to the community, and to the rescued bald eagle it permits us to provide a permanent home for,” said Rob Powell, manager of Charles Towne Landing. “It provides an opportunity for our visitors to see this great American symbol up close and personal, and Jahquan should be very proud of his accomplishment.”
To learn more about Jahquan’s Eagle project, be sure to read the full story in the Moultrie News.