Yes, you’re reading that headline right. The sport of folf (an abbreviation of sorts for “Frisbee golf” and also known as “disc golf”) has grown in popularity in many parts of the country in recent years. Some Scouts have even grown to love the sport of folf, and that’s definitely true in the case of Scout Colter S. of the Boy Scouts of America Montana Council.
Eagle Scout projects can offer a variety of benefits to their communities. For Colter, he wanted to share his love of folf with his community, so he went to work on his project.
It was a project that actually developed and came alive over the course of three years. Deciding to build a folf course was only the first step. Colter also had to design the course and gain funding to build it.
For the funding part of the project, he worked closely with Deer Lodge Parks Board and Deer Lodge reACT, which is a youth group that helps educate about the dangers of tobacco. He was able to collect enough funding to develop a 9-hole course.
The holes on a folf course are actually baskets. Players must throw their discs into the basket, and scoring works like golf, where the fewer throws to reach the basket result in a lower score.
Parks Board chairman Gary Swant said, “We have trails and picnic areas at Arrowstone Park, but this is a new endeavor, and we hope it is something the community will use.”
To learn more about Colter’s unique Eagle Scout project, be sure to read the full article in the Montana Standard.
To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Colter, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: