Parkville Missouri

Eagle Scout Project Completed at Parkville Nature Sanctuary

The City of Parkville recognized a local Boy Scout for his hard work and dedication in helping to enhance the Parkville Nature Sanctuary through his Eagle Scout project. The Scout was recognized at the Board of Aldermen meeting on September 15th.

Aidan Colligan from Boy Scout Troop 261 completed his Eagle Scout project by repairing a portion of Whitetail Trail to keep gravel from getting into a nearby creek. Aidan, other scouts, several adults and Parkville Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager spent a total of 131.6 hours on the project.

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 Aidan’s help, we continue to improve the sanctuary. His project will be appreciated for many years to come.”

For more information about the Eagle Scout project or to volunteer, contact Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager at (816) 741-7676.

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