Eagle Scouts Make a Difference in Town
Various community service projects completed
Christopher Ting is an Alameda High School student who has been an active member of the Boy Scouts since 2006. Besides being involved in the scouts, he enjoys cooking, fishing, hiking and playing board games. Ting’s Eagle Project was to plant native shrubs and trees at the Crab Cove pond.
The first steps in his project took place in early summer and involved clearing weeds and other plants that were not needed at designated planting locations. In the fall, the second phase of his project took place. It consisted of planting native species of plants such as willow, manzanita and ceanothus.
Ting said he created this project because he wanted to improve the environment and wildlife while still providing a beautiful Crab Cove experience.
Andrew Fong is an Alameda High School student who has been an active member of the scouts since 2006. Besides being involved in the scouts, he enjoys climbing, hiking and being around his close friends.
Fong’s Eagle Project was to build two classroom cabinets to help his church’s summer program because he noticed two classes that didn’t have a place to store any supplies. He made the cabinets not only for everyday use, he also made them moveable by adding wheels to cabinets he had created.
The cabinets have been used not only by teachers, but church members as well. Fong is happy to have made something that has been used every day over the past two years for organizing and storing stuff away.
Anthony Breuer is an Alameda High School student who has been an active member of the scouts since 2007. Besides being involved in the scouts, he enjoys biking and listening to music.
Breuer’s Eagle Project was to build an outdoor learning gazebo because he wanted to replace the old tarp structure that Bay Farm School had been using for outdoor learning. His first step was to take down the old structure and purchase, transport, organize and build the new gazebo.
Breuer, with the help of volunteers, made the roof and the pillars, and mounted them into concreate blocks for support. Breuer designed the gazebo to provide a better environment for the school’s gardening classes and create shade from the sun.
Corbin Haas, an incoming Alameda High School student, has a love for animals. Corbin’s Eagle Project was for the animals at the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).
Corbin created rabbit houses, cat ramps, dog exercise ramps and dog van ramps. Rabbit houses were needed because FAAS have been taking in more rabbits than they know what to with, and all animals need a place to sleep. He made cat ramps because he noticed some cages were too high for cats to jump to and he wanted to make it easier for them to go from place to place.
He fashioned dog exercise ramps and van ramps because the dogs didn’t have the best environment for exercise. Haas also made dog ramps to assist the workers with transport, since they were carrying each dog in and out of the van. He delivered his project to the shelter on July 25.