Eagle and Girl Scout Gold Award Projects

The BACT works with Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold candidates from area scout troops, providing oversight for service projects that improve the quality of the land BACT preserves.

Previous Eagle Scout projects include:

  • Create mulch parking pads at Pederson Preserve and Far Field Nature Preserve
  • Building an observation deck at Pederson Nature Preserve  (intersection of Lake Cook Road and Hart Road across the street from Barrington High School)
  • Removing invasive plants and installing sustainable native plants at Pederson Preserve
  • Creating a woodchip walking trail and bridges at Barclay’s Woods in Tower Lakes
  • Building banner posts at Pederson Preserve
  • Design and construct all weather bulletin boards
  • Building a fire pit at Far Field Nature Preserve

Previous Girl Scout Gold Award Projects include:

  • Developing a method to collect and store seeds from our Far Field Nature Preserve  for future use in seeding our preserves
  • Planting monarch waystaions at Pederson Preserve and monarch education

 Scout Projects

Scout projects will be considered upon request.  For more information, please call us at 847-387-3149.

Here are a few of our scouts and their projects:

Chris, Troop 29

Chris designed a fire pit with a surrounding gravel weed suppressing area and four benches for Far Field Nature Preserve. BACT’s volunteers and guests enjoy gathering at the fire pit after work days, festivals, and educational events.

Anita, Girl Scout Troop 1087

For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Anita made seed sorting trays and organized seed collection activities for OakToberFest at Far Field Nature Preserve.  Along with the volunteers she collected seeds from over four varieties of native plants that BACT will utilize at other preserves.