Our Eagle Projects
- Written by ASM Seale ASM Seale
- Last Updated: 17 August 2013 17 August 2013
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Troop 343 prides itself on Eagle Projects that promote wildlife and nature conservation. To enhance and create more habitat for the wood duck population in the Hampton Cove area, I decided to construct and install 14 wood duck boxes in the Hays Nature Preserve and the Goldsmith-Schiffman Nature Area. These boxes provide habitat for female wood ducks to build nests, nurture their ducklings, and provide protection for them from predators in the area. I assembled the duck boxes and installed them on poles and then placed a protection guard on the pole to enhance the safety of the ducklings. This project was accomplished with help from my fellow scouts, donations from local businesses and friends, and took a total of 183 man hours to complete.