It’s very fitting that Eagle Scout candidate Alexander M. of the Boy Scouts of America Northern Star Council would build an “Eagles’ Nest” for his Eagle Scout project.
The remarkable (and quite literal) Eagles’ Next lookout that Alexander built is part of a larger series of improvements that are taking place at the Natural Playground Trail at the Willow River State Park in Wisconsin.
In addition to the Eagles’ Nest Alexander built, children who play at the Natural Playground Trail will be able to enjoy a rope bridge, a pioneer-style fort, small “gnome homes,” and some climbing features throughout the park.
The Eagles’ Nest, which serves as a lookout and is similar to a treehouse, was among the first of the structures built at the park, and, as such, it serves as an anchor feature for the Natural Playground Trail.
In keeping with the theme of the playground trail, the Eagles’ Nest is made of several tree branches that are woven together in a circular structure that gives the illusion of being like a nest.
To learn more about Alexander’s Eagle Scout project, be sure to read the full article in the Hudson Star-Observer.
To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Alexander, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: