Eagle projects come in many shapes and sizes and benefit communities in different ways. In the case of the meditation path constructed at the Argenta Presbyterian Church in Argenta, Illinois, the benefit to the community is both physical and spiritual.
The Herald & Review shared the story of Will M., a Scout from the Lincoln Trails Council, and his desire to give back to a community church that had served as a spiritual home for many of his family and friends. His idea for a meditation path was one that he believed would serve the members of the church and anyone who visits the property.
The building of the meditation path was an ambitious project that drew on the help of several other Scouts and some of Will’s friends. The meditation path they constructed was 40 feet long, and featured benches, mulch, and roses.
Ron Grider was one of the church members who also helped the crew of volunteers in building the meditation path. He commented on the efforts of the Scouts and their generosity in helping on a project for a church that many of them did not attend.
“Not a one of them’s from Argenta, so that says something about how they are,” he said.