The bobwhite quail population in parts of New Jersey was in need of restoration, and who better to help a quail than an Eagle?
Scout Billy M., a Scout from the Boy Scouts of America Garden State Council, who had accomplished much during his Scouting career, including visiting the Florida Sea Base and attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, was particularly focused on finishing his Eagle journey and needed a project that would help him make the most of his love for nature.
Billy worked with representatives from the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Department to determine an effective way to help restore the bobwhite quail population throughout the state.
The project required Billy and a team of volunteers to design and construct 24 quail transportation boxes. Each box will hold up to 10 birds on each side, allowing them to be transported safely from areas where their populations are healthy to areas of the state where the bobwhite quail populations are smaller.
To learn more about Billy’s bobwhite quail Eagle Scout project, be sure to read the full article in The Gazette of Upper Township.
To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Billy, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: