For my Eagle Scout Project I built an outdoor classroom at the Memphis Botanic Garden to replace one which had to be removed when the new stage was built. It is now called the 'Woodland Classroom.' I designed and built six benches and a table out of Red Cedar. The benches and the table were built to accommodate children who come to the Memphis Botanic Garden for field trips. In addition to the benches and tables, my crew and I cleared the site, lined the area with historic cobble stones, and spread mulch and pea gravel. I chose the Memphis Botanic Garden because my longtime babysitter, Julie O'Bryan, works there and I wanted to do something to honor her.
Completing this project took over 300 man hours and used 23 different adult and teen volunteers.
Guest post by Matthew Scott Roberts, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 34
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