Wish List

Looking for a community service project?  See below for ideas.  Prospective Eagle Scouts: Please scroll to the bottom of this page for more information about working with the Trails Committee to complete an Eagle Scout project. These project are listed in no particular order: 

  • Paugussett Trail treadway improvements- Meadow Street to Independence: Bog walks,"hardened" trail (stepping stones rocks) for wet areas, and/or spreading fine gravel between roots. Multiple areas, multiple projects.
  • Paugussett Trail at Birchbank: Bridge over Upper White Hills Brook at chimney where hikers often slip. Must allow for flooding, so it will be a larger bridge than may seem needed at first glance. 
  • Stockmal Trail: Bog walk at mucky approach to bridge
  • Trail kiosk at Dog Park along Rec Path
  • Small kiosk at French's Hill

Instructions for Eagle Scout Service Projects involving Shelton Trails

Boy Scouts interested in performing their Eagle Scout Service Project are requested to follow the following procedures. Shelton Trails has a list of potential projects listed on our blog (above). 

However scouts are encouraged to propose other projects involving trails. To select one of the listed projects or to propose your own project, contact Bill Dyer via phone, 203-668-8707, or email, billdyer3@gmail.com. Once a project is selected, the scout should talk to his scout leaders to insure it meets the requirements of an Eagle Service Project. Bill may assign another member of the Trails Committee to work with scout. The scout is requested to contact his assigned Trails Representative at least once per month by phone or email to verify continued interest in the project as he develops his detailed plan. The Trails Representative will sign the Eagle Service Project forms as the project Beneficiary. Should the scout decide on another project not involving Trails, he should immediately make contact to release the project to another scout.

All projects involving Shelton Trails must be presented to the Trails Committee and Conservation Commission for approval before work can begin. Trails meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Trails Barn (316 Nells Rock Road). 

If the project involves crossing a stream or wetlands, the scout may also need the approval of the Shelton Inland Wetlands Department. In order to obtain their approval, the scout must first meet with the Inland Wetlands Officer, and fill in an application form. 

The Trails Committee has a wide variety of hand tools available for use and a 6-wheeled “Gator” very useful for bringing heavy materials into a trail location. Once the project is completed to the satisfaction of the scout and the Trails Representative, he/she will sign off on the project and prepare the required acceptance letter. If schedules permit, the Trails Representative will come to the Court of Honor to say a few words on behalf of the scout and the benefit of the project to the trail user. 

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