Parkville Missouri

Local Boy Scout Rebuilds Trail at Sullivan Nature Sanctuary for Eagle Scout Project

The City of Parkville is pleased to recognize a local Boy Scout for his hard work and dedication in helping to enhance the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary through his Eagle Scout project.

Octavious Soriano from Troop 261 completed his Eagle Scout project by rebuilding the entire 0.4 mile trail on the north end of the twin trail system. He and his troop built a trail loop measuring roughly one-half mile. They also mulched and designed the trail and determined the best placement to complement the newly planted trees and shrubs.

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.

Parkville Nature Sanctuary Director Kristen Bontrager said, “Octavious’ project will allow visitors to escape to a quiet natural area for passive recreation with safe trails lined with beautiful native flora.”

Mayor Nan Johnston said, “The Sullivan Nature Sanctuary is a 7.63-acre natural area along Rush Creek that is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. Octavious’ trail 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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