Reaching the rank of Eagle Scout requires years of dedication and hard work. In addition to 21 required merit badges, each Scout must complete an extensive service project that he plans, organizes, leads, and manages. On average, each Scout conducts 167 service hours as part of that project. In 2008 alone, that translated to $16 million in service to communities across America.
This cache is part of a nationwide geocaching series called “Cache to Eagle” that showcases these special contributions.
Park at the Nichols Community Center and walk the short distance down the road to the Fox Island Nature Center where you will find evidence of many Eagle Scout projects that have been completed over the years. This multi-cache will take you on a short walk along the trails where you will see many different types of native plants, numerous bird houses, relaxing benches, a garden, and many other things. There are creeks and swampy areas back here so you will also find an impressive bridge, shown above, and several stepping blocks and boards to help keep your feet clean. At no time will you need to step off of the trail system to locate either the waypoint or the final for this geocache.
Over its first 100 years, Scouting has provided millions of hours of service to communities across America. For our 100th Anniversary, we’re celebrating that legacy with special service opportunities through “A Year of Celebration, A Century of Making a Difference.” You can join us, and even earn a commemorative patch! Visit “www.Scouting.org/100years” to learn more.
You can earn the Cache to Eagle patch by finding all 12 Pacific Harbors Council's “Cache to Eagle” geocaches. In each Cache to Eagle cache is a point of the Scout Law. When you find all twelve caches, e-mail the list of cache numbers and points of the Scout Law (e.g. Cache #1, Friendly, Cache #2, Reverent, etc.), to me, PHC Geocaching, and you will receive a Cache to Eagle patch. Don’t forget to send your mailing address. Visit the Pacific Harbors Council website for more details.