Earth Day Eagle Scout Project

Mother Nature’s rain on April 21 delayed an Eagle Scout project to the perfect day, Earth Day.  Jason Czerwinski, age 17 and Palmetto Senior High student, brought about 30 of his fellow Boy Scouts, troop parents and friends to Coral Reef Park for an all-day installation of distance markers.

Jason Czerwinski, 17, kneels with his Eagle Scout project in hand.

Czerwinski’s Hurricane District Boy Scout Troop 711 meets at St. Andrew’s Church kitty-corner to the park.  Jason saw walkers and runners wanting to know how far they had traveled.  He’s been out before marking and measuring the paths, but today made that more permanent.

Jason’s teams placed nine markers, each 1/8th of a mile apart to measure the 1-1/8th mile exercise trails.  Each marker is a cemented-in 4”x4” pressure-treated stake with a custom plexiglass sign.

Once Jason Czerwinski turns in his project, he’ll likely get his Eagle Scout status within a month or two.  Jason will join five active Eagles Scouts in his troop and a long history of Eagles in Troop 711.