Eagle Scout projects repair South Mountain Reservation infrastructure

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Boy Scouts from Essex County have worked diligently this spring and summer to improve the infrastructure in the South Mountain Reservation. These community service projects bring the Scouts one step closer to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting and is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the area of leadership, community service and outdoor skills. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges signifying the mastery of certain skills and successfully complete a community service project to earn his Eagle.

Photos Courtesy of South Mountain Reservation