Eagle Scout Service Project

My name is Leonard Y., and I am a 16-year old Life Scout from Troop 17. I am starting to work on my Eagle Scout Project, where I will be renovating a flight of stairs at the Tulip Springs Parking Lot in the South Mountain Reservation. This staircase is part of the Lenape Trail, a long trail that connects many parks, reservations, and historic sites. Due to erosion and water damage, parts of the staircase have fallen into disrepair, and other steps are too tall for some hikers to use. By renovating these stairs, the Lenape trail will be more accessible to all hikers. 


I am requesting volunteers to help with the installation and replacement of stairs. This project will involve digging to clear space for the steps and hammering in stakes to secure them into the ground. Also, damaged stairs will be sawed away and new stairs will be installed in their place. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. The first day of the project will be on 10/01, and there will be a shift from 9:30 to 12:30 and another shift from 1:30 to 4:30. There will also be shifts on 10/15, 10/21, and10/22, at the same times. You can sign up here using this link:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F49A4AD23A0FE3-44379961-lenape 


If you want to help with my project but don't have time to volunteer, you can donate to help me purchase materials and supplies for my project, using this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lenape-trail-staircase-renovation-eagle-project 


If you have any questions about the project, you can email me at leonardyu20@gmail.com.


Yours in Scouting,

Leonard Y.


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October Campout


Where: Harriman State Park, Lake Tiorati, Cedar Pond Sites B/C
Departure: Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm, St. Rose parking lot, Arrive SRL 6:30 please
Return: Sunday, October 8th at 10 am, St. Rose parking lot
Cost: $25
Activities & Gear: This campsite is right on the lake and we will have a chance to kayak, fish, and hike.
Food/Beverages: Scouts should eat dinner Friday before leaving. Patrols will be cooking all meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.


Registration Closes: September 28th