Eagle Scout Project Supports Monroe Elementary

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Ethan Camp, a member of Troop 33 of the Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America, aims to make a difference for one local elementary school through his Eagle Scout project.

An Eagle Scout is the highest rank a scout can earn and includes a significant community improvement project.

Camp, a junior at Santa Barbara High School, is dedicating his Eagle Scout project to constructing a bike trail on the campus of Monroe Elementary School at 431 Flora Vista. Monroe received 40 donated mountain bikes but lacks a dedicated trail on campus where students can ride safely.

Camp worked with Monroe’s Principal Brian Naughton and sought the support of the Monroe PTA for the project. “I attended Monroe,” said Camp, “It’s an excellent school with caring teachers and committed staff.”

Helping the school strengthen its bike-riding programs to develop confident riders was a good fit for Camp. “I’ve been riding my bike to school for years. I know how important it is to be a safe and competent bicyclist, and that takes practice.”

Camp and fellow scouts will use the Monroe Beautification Day on April 9 as the main work day to construct the trail. Prospective volunteers are welcome to contact Monroe to learn more about how to help.

The cost to construct a permanent and safe course is $2,500. Camp is actively fundraising for the project from family, friends, and the local community.

If you would like to make a donation to help build the bike trail, gifts are tax-deductible. Checks can be made to “Troop 33” and mailed to 1140 Calle del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, with “Monroe Bike Trail” in the memo line.

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Shasta Guy Mar 29, 2022 07:49 PM
Eagle Scout Project Supports Monroe Elementary

Lucky 777, Eagle Projects are coordinated and approved by the recipient organization which in this case is Monroe School. Ethan, along with help from his troop, will make what meets the needs of the school. They are not lone wolf activities. My son recently completed his Eagle Project for a school with the input of the principal to meet the needs of the students. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, financial donations, and the help of his scout troop, his project with more than a year of planning completed successfully.

I hope everything goes well on April 9, and the students at Monroe can use the trail for years to come.

Lucky 777 Mar 29, 2022 09:58 AM
Eagle Scout Project Supports Monroe Elementary

Monroe is adjacent to Elings Park, which is completely covered in bike trails. It would make more sense to clear an access path for the elementary school kids to go half a block over to a gate into Elings.

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