When the beloved hiking trail at a local lake was damaged by flooding last year, it meant Scouts from the Cimarron Council and others in their community couldn’t make use of the hiking trail for exercise and nature study.
Scout Wesley H., who told the Oklahoma News on 6 team that Scouting has taught him “leadership skills and working with people and helping to lead them,” knew that repairing the hiking trail would make a good Eagle Scout project.
During floods that rolled through Oklahoma in 2015, the lake had risen to 30 feet above its normal level. All of the additional water in the lake flooded surrounding areas and caused downed-trees and other debris to settle on the mile-long hiking trail, blocking some sections and making others less attractive.
Wesley and his team of Scouts and volunteers worked to clear the area, and they also installed a foot bridge and markers along the trail. This helped to not only undo the damage from the flood, but also to improve the quality of the hiking trail to make it even more enjoyable to use for everyone in the community.
To lean more about Wesley’s Eagle Scout project, be sure to check out the whole story on the Oklahoma News on 6 site, and watch this video segment on the project:
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To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Wesley, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: