The City of Parkville recognized two local Boy Scouts for their hard work and dedication in helping to enhance the Parkville Nature Sanctuary through their Eagle Scout projects. Each scout was presented with a certificate of recognition from Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan and Mayor Nan Johnston at the Board of Aldermen meeting on November 7th.
Peyton Cridlebaugh from Troop 1495 completed his Eagle Scout project by building two kiosks at the entrances to the White Tail Trail. The kiosks provide general information and news of special events in the sanctuary.
Quentin Worley from Troop 1314 completed his Eagle Scout project by clearing out brush from the “cement pond” and planting native forbs outside the fence. The enclosure now serves as a plant nursery.
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts and to earn the Eagle Scout ranking, a Boy Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community. Only three to four percent of Boy Scout members ever attain the prestigious honor.
Mayor Johnston said, “The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115-acre natural area with 2.8 miles of trails that is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. With the help of Peyton and Quentin we continue to improve the sanctuary. Their projects will be appreciated for many years to come.”
For more information about the Eagle Scout projects or to volunteer, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan at (816) 741-7676.