Permission obtained from Anita at the Shawnee Indian Mission. Park on Canterbury Road. Cache is starting with some Boy Scout patches, etc.
Reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America requires years of dedication and hard work. In addition to 21 required merit badges, each Scout must complete a project that . on average . requires 167 service hours. In 2008 alone, that translated to $16 million in service (based on the national volunteer hour value of $19.51).
This cache is part of a nationwide geocaching series called "Cache to Eagle". that showcases these special contributions.
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."
This cache will highlight one of the 12 points of the Scout Law, one of the 13 districts in the Heart of America Council, B.S.A. and an Eagle Scout project in the district.
A Scout is Brave.
A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
The Northern Tier District serves Northern Johnson county area, north of 75th street, including the cities of DeSoto, Shawnee, Overland Park, Merriam, Mission, Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills, and Prairie Village.
The Eagle Scout project consisted of cleaning out the brush in the cemetery and sanding and painting the iron fence.