Circle 10 - Lone Star - Cache to Eagle #1
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Circle 10 – Lone Star – Cache to Eagle #1 is the first in a series of 12 public geocaches located at Eagle Project sites across the Lone Star District in the Circle 10 Council. It is part of the nation wide Cache to Eagle Series® program. The Lone Star Cache to Eagle Series is aimed at promoting geocaching and showcasing the community service and contributions of local Eagle Scouts. Each of these Scouting-themed caches contains a code word: one of the 12 points of the Scout Law.
This cache is located in McKinney, TX at the Chestnut Square Historic Village. Local Boy Scout troops play an important role in restoring, upgrading, and preserving the grounds and structures at Chestnut Square.
2010-12 Eagle Projects:
Troop 406 Wood Drying Shed
Troop 303 Construction of a Brick Walkway for New Visitor Center
Troop 303 Faires House Porch Replacement
Troop 303 Chuckwagon Enclosure
Past Eagle Projects:
Many Eagle projects and other scouting service projects have been completed at Chestnut Square over the years.
Deck on Dulaney House
Water Well at Dulaney House
Walkway at Dulaney Cottage
Blacksmith Shop Doors
Chuck Wagon Enclosure Gates
Chestnut Square Fence
Dixie Store Painting and Repairs
Wheelchair Ramp and Walkway at Museum
This cache is a two-stage multi-cache. Stage 1 provides clues for finding stage 2. Stage 2 is within easy walking distance from the first stage. Keep track of the code word/cach ID combos as you visit caches in the series. They will be needed when the 12th cache in the series goes live.
Be sure to spend some time in the village and stop by Dixie's store and other structures in the village. Watch out for muggles if visiting on the weekends as there is always something going on at Chestnut Square.
Note: Stage 2 is located in a bit of an urban canyon that may impact GPS accuracy.
What is Cache to Eagle Series®?
Cache to Eagle is a partnership between Geoscouting, the BSA, and Geocaching.com to highlight Eagle Projects across the nation.
What does it take to become an Eagle Scout?
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.
What is the Lone Star District?
The Lone Star District encompasses portions of Collin County which serves McKinney, Anna, Melissa, Blue Ridge, Princeton and Farmersville. The Lone Star District is part of Circle 10 Council. Circle 10 Council serves Central North Texas and a portion of Oklahoma.
What is Chestnut Square Historic Village?
Chestnut Square is located in Mckinney, TX and consists of a collection of six historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, chapel and store on 2.5 acres just south of the downtown McKinney square. The grounds also include a blacksmith shop, smoke house, and beautiful chapel and reception gardens. The buildings include period
artifacts showing how people lived in Collin County from 1854-1920.
Lone Star Cache to Eagle Coordinator: LoneStarC2E@tx.rr.com
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- Troop 303 Brick Walkway Eagle ProjectThe project was to develop a survey of the area and then scale and construct a brick walkway in front of the new Visitor center and tie it into the walkway at the Bevel House.
- Troop 303 Faires House Porch Eagle ProjectAs the oldest house in McKinney, Texas, the Faires House is an important historical landmark. The extent of the project was to replace the decking of the west side porch, and reinforce the supports underneath as needed. We were also required to install a handrail post on both the front of the stairs, and the inside the porch itself. The project was complicated because of having to use non-pressure treated wood.
- Troop 406 Wood Drying Shed Eagle ProjectMy project was to clean up a scrap yard overgrown with weeds behind the Faires House at Chestnut Square and build a 10' X 19' X 10' Wood Drying and Storage shed for reclaimed lumber. The reclaimed lumber would then be used for future repairs to the historic homes on site. I raised the funds to purchase the materials. With the help of my troop, Troop 406, and friends, we constructed the tin roofed structure over four days.
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