As part of Meadows’ Eagle Scout project, he was required to think of an original idea, get approval and find sponsors for the project, according to his father, Mark. And Meadows did just that.
He built a rock-stacked grill and rock paved walkway for the community to use.
When deciding what to build, Meadows knew he wanted his project to be something to better serve the community. He also wanted to complete the project in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Me and my brothers and sisters come here and play on the playground,” explained Meadows. “There was no grill here. Now when we are here we can cook on the grill and not have to go home.”
The rock-stacked grill took Meadows and 18 to 20 fellow scouts four weekends and 400 hours to build.
The minimal time requirement for an Eagle Scout project is 100 hours, and Meadows and his fellow scouts exceeded that mark.
An Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America, and each Eagle must earn at least 21 merit badges and complete a project that they plan, organize, lead and manage according to the Boy Scouts of America workbook.
For more information on Meadow’s Eagle Scout project, visit Calhoun Recreation Department’s new playground pavilion or call 706-629-0177.