In 1924, Yellowstone National Park hoisted a program that if you were an Eagle Scout you could participant with Eagles Scouts from all over the United States in trails building projects in Yellowstone.
One year later, Glacier National Park launched the same project and under the guidance of Edgar G. Maclay – Scout Commissioner and President of the North Central Montana Council, BSA – Eagle Scouts from all over the United States came together to build trails in Glacier National Park.
As Macclay understood it, “This was an opportunity for Eagle Scouts to experience the great outdoors by giving them further opportunities to carry out their ‘Daily Good Turn,’” according to an article from the International Scouting collectors Association.
Ninety-one years later, in conjunction with the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, Glacier National Park is hoisting another trail building project within the park. It is open to troops, ventures, and explorers and you do not need to be an Eagle Scout. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in National Park Service, Glacier National Park and Boy Scouts of America history.
To commemorate this centennial celebration, the Montana Council has minted a special medal to mark the occasion. Only 250 medals will be minted for the centennial project.
There are currently still a few slots available.
July 10-16 – 1 Slot
July 17-23 – 1 Slot
July 24-30 – 1 Slot
July 31-August 6 – 2 Slots
For additional questions or information contact Jim Atkinson [email protected] or visit this link for the full Glacier National Park-Boy Scouts of America Service Project 2016.