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Labyrinth Eagle Project Encourages Students to Find Their Way

For many, the experience of becoming an Eagle Scout is about finding yourself – who you really are and what you’re made of – so a Scout focused on getting lost is definitely a little strange. But getting lost is exactly what Scout Trebor R. is promoting with his labyrinth Eagle Scout project.

Labyrinth Eagle Project Encourages Students to Find Their Way
The labyrinth Eagle Scout project in progress (photo: Dan Powers, Appleton Post-Crescent)

Trebor is a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Bay-Lakes Council, and when he began doing the initial preparation for what he could do for an Eagle Scout project, he learned that a local middle school was looking for someone to help them with the logistics and construction of an outdoor labyrinth.

Trebor was intrigued. His labyrinth experience was, admittedly, limited, but he knew that he wanted to complete an Eagle Scout project that would benefit his community and encourage people to spend time outdoors.

As he researched and learned more about labyrinths, he realized that this project might be a perfect fit for helping to accomplish his goals.

“[Labyrinths] help you find inner peace, and when I was thinking through that … I realized I’ve had hard times where I needed some inner peace, and sometimes people need some more help,” he said.

Jane Klein, a music teacher at the school, helped develop the idea for the labyrinth after participating in the school’s Healthy Kids Summer Institute, and believes in the value that the project can provide to the students of the school.

“Kids are growing up with so many things going on, and I just think this will be another tool for exercise and for mindfulness,” she said. “I think it will make a nice addition to our campus.”

To learn more about this unique labyrinth project, be sure to read the full article in the Appleton Post-Crescent.

To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Trebor, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video:

 

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