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2014 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the year award


In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists.

NESA recognizes the following Scouts as recipients of the 2014 Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award:


Northeast Region




National winner

Cody Allen Eckels

Laurel Highlands Council

Pittsburgh, PA

Expanded the veteran’s memorial in Soldiers Park, Tyrone, PA.

Council winners

Zachary Mason

Connecticut Rivers Council

East Hartford, CT

Restored the Peter J. Foley Little League baseball facilities.!/home/Zach%20Eagle%20Slideshow

Connor M. deMayo

Connecticut Yankee Council

Milford, CT

Created a food allergy awareness and education program in New Canaan restaurants.

John William Ferry

National Capital Area Council

Bethesda, MD

Collected 2,000 lbs of warm clothing for Afghan refugees.

Zachary D. Schultz

Yankee Clipper Council

Haverhill, MA

Restored the Beechbrook Veterans Cemetery – the final resting place for over 325 American veterans.

Alexander W. DiFelice

Knox Trail Council

Framingham, MA

Created the Sudbury Conservation Commission Lands Trails Reference Book and Trail DVD collection.

Sam Buzzell

Mohegan Council

Worcester, MA

Repaired and restored the Old West Brookfield Road Cemetery.

Grant Christopher Glosner

Daniel Webster Council

Manchester, NH

Created an outdoor reading area for the Griffin Free Public Library in Auburn. (page 7)

Bryan William Romanow

Jersey Shore Council

Toms River, NJ

Built a 21’ x 30’ raised vegetable garden to provide food for a local food bank.

Gregory Lacko

Monmouth Council

Morganville, NJ

Restored a railroad crossing shanty and water spout at the New Jersey Museum of Transportation in Wall, New Jersey.

Ryan Moroney

Patriots’ Path Council


Performed an original cabaret entitled “Dream” to inspire children and teenagers with special needs to reach their dreams. - Part One - Part Two

Kellen Arnold

Longhouse Council

Syracuse, NY

Moved the Henderson Lake lean-to 150 feet uphill and replaced the bottom logs, roof, and floor to meet the requirements of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

David L. Sager III

Hudson Valley Council

Newburgh, NY

Installed eleven wooden steps on the Wee Bay Trail on Bannerman Island.

Jacob Nurick

Westchester-Putnam Council

Hawthorne, NY

Built a rooftop garden at the Rye Nature Center in Rye, New York.

Anthony Alexander Sagrestano

Minsi Trails Council

Allentown, PA

Built a 16’ x 16’ patio with tables to create an outdoor classroom for the students at Williams Township Elementary School.

Joseph Dougherty

Pennsylvania Dutch Council

Lancaster, PA

Created a PSA for “The Aevidum Effect” – a program of youths supporting youths.

Matthew Oross

Hawk Mountain Council

Reading, PA

Developed a community-based program to increase awareness and emergency preparedness among citizens in the communities of Blandon, Fleetwood, and Richmond Township, Pennsylvania.

Kevin J. Bender

Chester County Council

West Chester, PA

Built three floating docks for The Old Mill camp outside Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Raymond McCormack

Garden State Council

Westhampton, NJ

Identified civil war veterans buried in the Bordentown Cemetery and evaluated their gravestones for possible replacement by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Kristoph Cain

Transatlantic Council

Livorno, Italy

Refurbished a common gravesite for babies in Berlin, Germany.


Central Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

Kyle James Miller

Simon Kenton Council

Columbus, OH

Voices from the Front – a project to capture and preserve the stories of our nation’s veterans.

Council winners

Kevin Dice

Lewis & Clark Council

Belleville, IL

Created “O’Fallon, Illinois: How We Began” – a 53-minute historical documentary.

Christopher Gloeckle

Chicago Area Council

Chicago, IL

Designed and built an engraved brick memorial garden at the Park Ridge, Illinois VFW Post #3579.

Matthew Paolucci

Three Fires Council

St. Charles, IL

Constructed an outdoor classroom and butterfly garden for Alleluia! Little Blessings preschool in Naperville, Illinois.

William Bauman

Northeast Illinois Council

Highland Park, IL

Created a campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving.

Jordan L. Earley

Abraham Lincoln Council

Springfield, IL

Constructed a raised seating platform for the Pawnee High School football field that is handicap accessible.

Ean Stanhope

Buffalo Trace Council

Evansville, IN

Computer Room Renovation and Computer System Upgrade for the Albion, Illinois Public Library.

James L. Kemp

Crossroads of America Council

Indianapolis, IN

Baseball Diamond Dugout Development for the Yorktown JAA Baseball Fields.

Ian Elias Stakland

Hawkeye Area Council

Cedar Rapids, IA

Renovation of rural Quaker cemetery in Keokuk County.

Mason Allen Stoltz

Northern Star Council

St. Paul, MN

Built twenty-three educational models of CT/MRI scans to help technicians verbally describe procedures at children’s hospitals and clinics throughout Minnesota.

Dawson Garcia

Heart of America Council

Kansas City, MO

Collected donations for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Taylor Wayne Crites

Greater St. Louis Area Council

St. Louis, MO

Built a 34-foot bridge spanning the creek on New Heights Church property in Farmington, Missouri.

Geoffrey Thomas Rath

Northern Lights Council

Fargo, ND

Installed a three-stage elevator in a 125-year-old Presbyterian Church.

Nathan McCollum

Buckeye Council

Canton, OH

Helped the veterans at Hilltop Villa, Wooster, Ohio, with facility maintenance and donations.

Garrett Taylor-Leedy

Muskingum Valley Council

Zanesville, OH

Built benches and planted trees in an outdoor lab at Fredericktown Local Schools.

George M. Lepak

Bay-Lakes Council

Green Bay, WI

Built a sustainable native plant garden at the Kress Family Library in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Sean “Tyler” Waiss

Three Harbors Council

Milwaukee, WI

Replaced six dugouts on three recreational league baseball and softball diamonds at Fireman’s Park in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

Weston Tobias

Chippewa Valley Council

Eau Claire, WI

Installed a water well for a village in the Philippines.

Matthew Skoog

Northwest Suburban Council

Mount Prospect, IL

Constructed a 20' x 20' roofed pavilion for the special needs students at the John G. Conyers Learning Academy.

Southern Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

John Frederick Carlson

Cherokee Area Council

Chattanooga, TN

Constructed Outdoor Stations of the Cross at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

Council Winners

Alexander Ethan Fee

Greater Alabama Council

Birmingham, AL

Cleared a 360-foot trail between the Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium and parking lot.

Adam Smedley

Alabama-Florida Council

Dothan, AL

Presented an interactive play teaching children about bullying and providing methods for resolving conflicts peacefully.

Trevor Lynn Cofer

Tukabatchee Area Council

Montgomery, AL

Restored an old family cemetery in Chilton County, Alabama, with graves dating between 1843 to 1904.

Nicolas Scott Bravo

Westark Area Council

Fort Smith, AR

Built a long jump station for the track team at the Oakdale Middle School in Rogers, Arkansas.

Max Aaron Waldor

Central Florida Council

Apopka, FL

Built a Holocaust memorial at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.

Tyler James Carley

Gulf Stream Council

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Installed a brick patio at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church to give parishioners a place to gather during religious educational classes.

Skyler Hope

Atlanta Area Council

Atlanta, GA

Collected donations for an orphanage in Costa Rica called Hogar de Vida.

Aidan Jeffrey Burleson

Flint River Council

Griffin, GA

Created a sensory trail for the New Hope Baptist Church hippotherapy program for children with special needs.

Taylor B. Richter

South Georgia Council

Valdosta, GA

Organized a neighborhood safety event.

William Stuart Rizer

Blue Grass Council

Lexington, KY

Constructed a brick paved walkway to the future Sts. Peter and Paul School.

Carsen Reed Easley

Lincoln Heritage Council

Louisville, KY

Restored broken, leaning, and misplaces headstones at the Hurricane Cemetery in Crittenden County, Kentucky.

Ryan Michael Guerin

Istrouma Area Council

Baton Rouge, LA

Built bat houses to control the mosquito population throughout Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Zachary Graham Cuny

Pine Burr Area Council

Hattiesburg, MS

Built a wood frame building to cover an existing water pump at Wesley Church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Hunter Douglas Stanley

Daniel Boone Council

Asheville, NC

Built an electronic scoreboard for the soccer field at Summit Charter School.

Tucker Andrew Buchenberg

Piedmont Council

Gastonia, NC

Repaired erosion damage under the bleachers at William Lenoir Middle School.

Carson Levi Combest

Cimarron Council

Enid, OK

Flagpole and walkway beautification at the Oklahoma Bible Academy.

Nathan N. Wyatt

Last Frontier Council

Oklahoma City, OK

Produced five videos about tornado safety titled “Surviving the Storm.”

Frank Schad

Indian Nations Council

Tulsa, OK

Created a mosaic of Albert Einstein using Rubik’s Cubes for the Tulsa Air & Space Museum.

Brandon Mack

Indian Waters Council

Columbia, SC

Donated 156 bicycles to needy children for Christmas.

Henry LeBrun Ingram

Middle Tennessee Council

Nashville, TN

Constructed six sensory stations for the non-profit organization Saddle Up! that help children perceive sight, smell, sound, texture, and motion.

Douglas Sanders

Capitol Area Council

Austin, TX

Created a rain garden at J. Frank Dobie Middle School in Northeast Austin that will teach water conservation and environmental stewardship.

Jordan Mitchell Cartwright

Bay Area Council

Galveston, TX

Restored a 1927 A.T. & S.F. (Atchison – Topeka & Santa Fe) caboose for the Galveston Railroad Museum.

Thomas Andrew Jurica

Sam Houston Area Council

Houston, TX

Built the St. George Memorial Playground in memory of fellow Scout George Belton who died in a hunting accident in 2012.

Nicolas Isaac Guerra

Alamo Area Council

San Antonio, TX

Installed a rain harvesting system at the Medina River Natural Area in San Antonio, Texas.

Kevin P. Lee

Tidewater Council

Virginia Beach, VA

Constructed a kit with four science demonstrations for each of the ten middle school science teachers at the Hampton Roads Catholic Schools Consortium.

Skyler Thomas Zunk

Heart of Virginia Council

Richmond, VA

Constructed a multi-level amphitheater at the Bethia United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, VA.

Paul Thomas Phillips

Longhorn Council

Fort Worth, TX

Rebuilt a 24’ wooden bridge on Cross Timbers Trail.

David M. Long

Suwannee River Area Council

Tallahassee, FL

Documented gravesites at the Pisgah United Methodist Church cemetery for the Billion Graves project.

Jonathan Fairchild

Texas Southwest Council

San Angelo, TX

Planned and organized parking for the annual McCulloch County Fly-in Air Show.


Western Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

Ramon Anthony Solis

San Diego-Imperial Council

San Diego, CA

Designed, led, and coordinated the construction and implementation of a granite memorial commemorating Purple Heart Veterans for the city of San Marcos, California.

Council Winners

Jasper Sage Herrick

Grand Canyon Council

Phoenix, AZ

Built a 1/4-mile trail starting at the Church of the Red Rocks and ending at the 100-year flood plain above Oak Creek in Sedona.

Charles Pendergast

Catalina Council

Tucson, AZ

Built an adobe oven for the Tucson Village Farm – an educational farm with a seed-to-table program.

Will Goldie

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

Pleasant Hill, CA

Raised funds, purchase, and assembled over 70 computer systems for girls’ schools in Afghanistan.

Sean Crozier

Sequoia Council

Fresno, CA

Built a storage shed for the Linwood Elementary vegetable garden.

Ryan Eugene Davis

San Francisco Bay Area

San Leandro, CA

Cleared a half-acre of invasive plants from the Bort Meadows Group Campground and replanted with native Redwood Trees to reestablish the forest that had been cleared to build San Francisco in the 1850s and cleared again to rebuild after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Christopher Jacobson

Pacific Skyline Council

Foster City, CA

Developed a larger, safer 5K and 10K course for the annual Senior Coastsiders’ Pumpkin Run that had served as their main fundraiser for several years.

Russell A. LoBue

Orange County Council

Santa Anna, CA

Built four pelican enclosures for the International Bird Rescue Center in San Pedro, California, to house injured sea birds for rehabilitation.

Jonathan Stanley

California Inland Empire Council

Redlands, CA

Constructed a natural amphitheater in Bobcat Bowl for The Redlands Conservancy.

Ramon Anthony Solis

San Diego-Imperial Council

San Diego, CA

Designed, led, and coordinated the construction and implementation of a granite memorial commemorating Purple Heart Veterans for the city of San Marcos, California.

Alexander Richard McGrath

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

San Jose, CA

Organized the David Miller Memorial Book drive to collect over 5,000 books for eight local schools. (page 4)

Joseph Warren Kinsky

Denver Area Council

Denver, CO

Used sporting equipment drive and Scouting skill seminar for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.

Riley Jelinek

Longs Peak Council

Greeley, CO

Collected 450 pairs of shoes for the students of Jinja School in Masese, Uganda.

Andrew Stephen Reynolds

Cascade Pacific Council

Portland, OR

Built a playhouse and swing set for the children of Vida’s Ark in Vancouver, Washington.

Alec Jeppson

Blue Mountain Council

Kennewick, WA

Landscaped 20,000 square feet of native land surrounding the Arc of Tri-Cities.

Christopher M. VanYe

Chief Seattle Council

Seattle, WA

Painted a 35’ x 36’ map of the United States on the playground of Crosspoint Academy.

Josiah Streff

Great Alaska Council

Anchorage, AK

Developed public service announcements in coordination with the Alaska State Troopers geared towards teens that highlight the dangers of texting and driving, erratic and aggressive driving, the risk of firearms, and the perils of not using seat belts.

Matthew Ryan Averett

Inland Northwest Council

Spokane, WA

Built seven elements and improved elements to a ropes course at Girl Scout Camp Four Echoes in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

Allan James Burnett

Pacific Harbors Council

Tacoma, WA

Reclaimed the Greenbanks fishing area, making it wheelchair accessible.