Ulupalakua- Shion Ward of Boy Scout Troop 100 of Kula completed his Eagle project at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua to earn the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor – the Eagle Scout Award.
Shion Ward, a senior at Seabury Hall, son of Ben and Hiroko Ward, planned, organized, and directed his Eagle Project- the re-construction of a Switch back trail in the Arboretum
After a documented 18 hours of planning, Shion coordinated a weekend camp-out October 19th with 20 Scouts and Cubs from Troop 100 to accomplish his Eagle project. The Project involved removing old collapsing reinforcements and installing new 4X4 7 foot Eucalyptus support posts held in place by 3 foot steel pipe on a steep switchback, including the widening of 50 feet of connecting trail.
Project supplies were funded by individual donors of the Fleming Arboretum. Posts were supplied by South Pacific Lumber of Ulupalakua. FOFA staff provided mentorship and a 5 star campground for Volunteers.
An Eagle Scout Award requires Scouts to plan, organize and direct a community service project demonstrating commitment, skill and leadership. To become an Eagle Scout is a commitment for life to be a mentor and leader for the community.