Skip to comments.Eagle Scout project improves trail access at Garden Canyon
Posted on 04/14/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT by SandRat
Thanks to Kyle Swift, access to the trail at Garden Canyon will be easier and safer.
Swift, 15, is a Boy Scout with Troop 486 and together with volunteers he organized, the path from the parking lot at Garden Canyon to the trail was improved on Saturday, April 6.
The problem with this trail is that access from the parking lot to the trail system requires you to have to go down a very steep, slippery slope with loose rocks, said Swift. I myself have slipped and fallen down in this area.
Swift took on the problem as his service project as part of the process to earn his Eagle Scout rank. Working with local businesses, he and a group of volunteers installed steps leading to the trail using railroad ties and anchoring each platform with 4-foot rebar.
As part of the project, Swift also planned and installed a bench about one-quarter mile from the start of the trail, providing hikers a place to sit other than on the ground.
The Sierra Vista community has been very supportive and I appreciate their help very much, Swift said.
Sponsors included Lowes, Home Depot, Cochise Stone and Dr. Brett Clerc. Fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 486, and their parents, helped with the work.
In addition, my grandparents, aunts and uncles have donated to this project, Swift said.
Thanks for the post. I traveled to Sierra Vista on a bi-weekly schedule for many years. Beautiful country and great people.
Stay safe !
He’s lucky he didn’t run into this problem...
Consevatives and Christians are builders and preservationists. We repect the work performed by those who came before us. We stand on their shoulders.
The Left are the architects of decay and destruction. They seek to denegrate those who labored and died to hand them the worlds greatest civilization.
The Left has a New Way which we all must worship and conform to. A Utopian Vision that has never proved viable.
In the work of this young Eagle Scout I hear the echo of American Greatness. I see the innocence of youth and the purity of heart that Boy Scouting represents.
Then I am reminded that the Left has chosen to Target Boy Scouting as a Prize for homosexuals and I am saddened. The utopia they would invent for us is an Evil Fiction.
May we live to see the day when Boy Scouts are free from assaults from the Culture of Death and Destruction.
Was someone gay involved in this project? Is HE gay? There better be homosexual involvement in one way shape or form, otherwise I smell trouble. Sexual diversity IS our strength after all.
One of the sayings I picked up on my way to Eagle was “always leave a place better than you found it”. I’m heartened to see there is still American wholesomeness in the B.S.A.
Please include me in your Scout pings... as long as they don’t go queer.
Interesting and related find. Works like this introduce Scouts to real world problems they’ll face in the future (e.g., dealing with the power of unions, learning the impact of complex government regualtions, legal liabilities, etc.). /sarc
And if the group of volunteers involved with the trail work wasn’t fully “inclusive” he’s soon going to learn another “life skill” about requirements for diversity.
It would have taken the Feds five years and millions of dollars - after they got all the necessary permits.
This is a great story. Makes you take heart, wonderful of this Eagle scout. He’s a leader.
Now, what a great thing Kyle Swift did. I never became an Eagle Scout, but I believe the Boy Scouts are great...
Now, gays, you should start the Gay RAINBOW SCOUTS...you should have pink uniforms and a rainbow colored beret.
I'm not sure what you'll do for your equivalent of Eagle Scout, but I bet it would be helping the community!!