Troop 174 Receives Friend of Conservation Award from Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District

We are thrilled to announce that Troop 174 has received the prestigious Friend of Conservation Award from the Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District. This significant recognition underscores their troop’s dedication to environmental stewardship and community service while highlighting the importance of sustainable initiatives in our community.

Their remarkable journey toward this award began with two Eagle Scout projects led by Ben Dosch and Ben Beebe, projects that left an indelible mark on our local community and laid the foundation for their troop’s commitment to conservation.

In the true spirit of scouting, Ben Dosch and Ben Beebe spearheaded their Eagle Scout projects at the Maple Harding Community Garden, creating spaces that championed sustainability and community well-being.

  1. Maple Harding Community Garden: The first phase of our conservation journey focused on developing the Maple Harding Community Garden. Ben Dosch and Ben Beebe aimed to create a space where community members could cultivate fresh produce, strengthen their sense of togetherness, and gain a deeper understanding of sustainable living. This project served as the catalyst for the troop’s commitment to nurturing the environment.

  2. Planting the Seeds of Sustainability: In the following summer, the troop actively engaged in planting and caring for various plants and vegetables in the garden. This hands-on experience not only deepened our connection to the natural world but also instilled the importance of responsible resource management and sustainable living. This knowledge has since become an integral part of the troop’s identity.

  3. Sustaining and Preserving: Their dedication to conservation didn’t end with planting the garden. They continued to work tirelessly to maintain and enhance the garden’s vitality. This involved consistent care for the garden bed, ongoing plant maintenance, and ensuring the space remained a beacon of sustainability and community bonding.

The Friend of Conservation Award bestowed upon Troop 174 is a testament to their unwavering commitment to creating a more sustainable world and serving our community. It serves as recognition for the countless hours they have invested in preserving the environment, nurturing their community, and instilling the values of conservation and sustainability in their young scouts.

Troop 174’s journey underscores the crucial role of community involvement in conservation efforts. They firmly believe that when a community unites for a common cause, it can achieve remarkable feats. Through the Maple Harding Community Garden and their ongoing commitment, they have not only created a hub of sustainability but also nurtured a sense of togetherness and shared responsibility.

This award encourages them to continue their journey of conservation and community service. We hope that their story will inspire other scouts, organizations, and individuals to embark on their own journeys toward a greener, more sustainable future.

The Friend of Conservation Award from the Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District is a milestone that will forever hold a special place in the heart of Troop 174. We extend our gratitude to Ben Dosch and Ben Beebe for their outstanding leadership, to the troop members for their unwavering commitment, and to our community for supporting their efforts.

As we move forward, we remain steadfast in our dedication to preserving the environment and serving our community. The award is not just a recognition of past efforts; it’s a commitment to an even greener and more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference, one scout’s pledge at a time.