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2015 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 2015 Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award:






National winner

Shane Uribe

San Diego-Imperial Council

San Diego, CA

Provided duffel bags and comfort items to foster children that they can take as they travel to different foster homes.

Council winners

Andrew Binnings

Los Angeles Area Council

Los Angeles, CA

Built the El Dorado Fallen Heroes Memorial to honor three fallen alumni from the El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA.

Connor Briding

Pikes Peak Council

Colorado Springs, CO

Built a ramp and block to help disabled veterans mount horses through the Warrior Wellness Program at the USAF Academy Equestrian Center in Colorado.

Colby W. Collins

Great Alaska Council

Anchorage, AK

Designed and erected 19 public awareness signs along 130 miles of highway near Southcentral Alaska rivers to educate the public on two new laws banning the use of felt soled waders and to help prevent the transport/spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Alaska’s native freshwaters.

Michael Debbins

Grand Canyon Council

Phoenix, AZ

Organized a major outdoor renovation project at the Keystone Montessori Charter School in Phoenix, AZ.

Charles Ryan Fenn

California Inland Empire Council

Redlands, CA

Installed eco-friendly stoves and water filters in twelve homes of indigenous Maya families of Guatemala.

Spencer Gates

Long Beach Area Council

Long Beach, CA

Built Raptor traps at LAX to capture and relocate large birds that could damage an airliner if struck.

Pierce Harkens

Inland Northwest Council

Spokane, WA

Built a shed to store firewood for the campers at the Riverside State Park’s Lake Spokane Campground.

Chandler Youmeus Harvey

Denver Area Council

Denver, CO

Built picnic tables, a stepping path, concrete patio, and mounted a chalkboard wall in the garden area of the Denver Children’s home.

Samuel Carlton Leeper

Heart of Virginia Council

Richmond, VA

Created a hands-on demonstration to teach elderly residents how to use social media and related online resources.

Michael Matagi

Pacific Harbors Council

Tacoma, WA

Collected 5,000 books for the children of Western Samoa living on the island of Savai’i.

Michael Merzoian

Sequoia Council

Visalia, CA

Rebuilt the outdoor stage at the Barn Theater in Porterville, CA.

Andrew Tyler Myers

Longs Peak Council

Greeley, CO

Built two new signs to direct visitors to Sidney’s Historical Museums.

Tate Phillips

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

Pleasant Hill, CA

Built eight solar ovens for families in Afghanistan.

Chandler Powers

Blue Mountain Council

Kennewick, WA

Built a decorative fence around an art sculpture at Jason Lee Elementary School in Richland, WA.

Earl Anderson M. Roddey

Catalina Council

Tucson, AZ

Installed 150 yards of piping underground to transport water from a natural spring to a water storage tank near a helicopter landing pad on Mount Lemon. The water collected from snow and rain will be used to fight fires with an aerial water drop via helicopter.

Jordan Thomas Schultz

San Francisco Bay Area Council

San Leandro, CA

Created twelve videos for twelve historical sites in San Leandro, CA. The videos are marked with a QR Code that can be scanned and viewed with the visitor’s smart phone.

Ryan Traynor

Pacific Skyline Council

Foster City, CA

Developed a youth advisory council to advise the Redwood City Library Foundation and the Redwood City Library, conducted a book drive for charity, and set up an online toolkit to help youth worldwide conduct successful book drives.

Zachary Umphrey

Chief Seattle Council

Seattle, WA

Created a GAGA court in the Heritage Hills Park.

Seth Watkins

Orange County Council

Santa Ana, CA

Built a permanent enclosure for Spirit the Eagle at the Santa Ana Zoo in California.


Central Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

Nicholas B. Gross

Lewis & Clark Council

Belleville, IL

Remodeled the kitchen at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran School in Chester, IL.

Council winners

Jacob Benjamin Bakker

President Gerald R. Ford FSC

Grand Rapids, MI

Built two walkways and viewing platforms at the Outdoor Discovery Center along the Macatawa Greenway in Holland, MI.

Garrett J. Becker

Potawatomi Council

Waukesha, WI

Collected winter clothing for the Hope Center for the homeless and low-income residents in Waukesha County.

Logan Merrick Castro

LaSalle Council

South Bend, IN

Beautification of area surrounding the Vietnam Veteran memorial in Chesterton, IN.

Kendall Elfstrum

Three Fires Council

St. Charles, IL

Built a 60-ft enclosed slide at the Holiday Home Camp for disadvantaged youth in the Chicago area.

Rory M. Harris

Buffalo Trace Council

Evansville, IN

Created a safe crossing from the main park to the new foot trails by widening a bridge at a park in the City of Carmi, IL.

Daniel Isenberg

Crossroads of America Council

Indianapolis, IN

Assembled a chamber music group comprised of current and former Scouts from Troop 132. The group performed six concerts at retirement homes, memory care units and a children’s day camp, and distributed music CDs where they performed.

Brandon Roger Kawczynski

Three Harbors Council

Milwaukee, WI

Created the Patio of Reflection at All Saints Lutheran Church in Oak Creek, WI.

Austin J. Keating

Northwest Suburban Council

Mount Prospect, IL

Built two large wheelchair-accessible raised planters for the Exceptional Needs (EN) students at Canton Middle School in Streamwood, IL.

Sidharth Madhu

Northeast Illinois Council

Highland Park, IL

Donated 32 computers to NUSH, a non-profit organization that serves children, families, and seniors in Chicago.

Patrick Stewart McGill

Hawkeye Area Council

Cedar Rapids, IA

Created a half-mile jogging trail for the Solon Cross-Country Team that connects to the Lake MacBride trail.

Jackson Brooks Miles

Buckeye Council

Canton, OH

Rebuilt an outdoor fire pit and three C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) obstacles for children who participate within the South Street tutoring programs.

Jacob Leo Miller

Samoset Council

Wausau, WI

Built a memorial to fallen firefighter Jamieson Kampmeyer of Colby, WI.

Cody Jacob Moser

Mountaineer Area Council

Fairmont, WV

Built a structure to protect Feather Rock Petroglyph in Preston County.

Viktor Vernon Mudry

Bay-Lakes Council

Appleton, WI

Constructed a camping pavilion at YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya in Suring, WI.

Spencer Nohelty

Chippewa Valley Council

Eau Claire, WI

Expanded and remodeled the Apple Pregnancy Care Center in Eau Claire, WI.

Dominic Paul Reichley

Muskingum Valley Council

Zanesville, OH

Collected used fire equipment for the Mutual Aid Training Group in Mahopac, NY.

Bryan P. Ritchey

Greater St. Louis Area Council

St. Louis, MO

Erected a monument in front of City Hall in Dardenne Prairie, MO dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Military, past and present.

John T. Roscoe

Erie Shores Council

Toledo, OH

Built player benches for home and away teams, installed lighted flagpoles, constructed two picnic tables for the concession stand, and built an arch for the entrance to the Whiteford Schools Stadium in Ottawa Lake, MI.

Jacob Shane Ryan

Tecumseh Council

Springfield, OH

Built four miniature houses for a safety town to teach traffic safety to kindergarten and pre-school children.

Robert Lee Schroeder

Northeast Iowa Council

Dubuque, IA

Built a covered pavilion on the Dubuque County Heritage Trail in Farley, IA.

Avraham T. Shaver

Northern Star Council

St. Paul, MN

Raised and leveled 118 markers that were part of a children’s section of the Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery in Minnetonka, MN.

Andrew Frank Simpson

Mid-America Council

Omaha, NE

Built the Little Lamb Playground at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE.

Matthew Turner

Greater Western Reserve Council

Warren, OH

Hosted the Hubbard Kids’ Safety Day featuring sixteen interactive stations that educated school-aged children and their families about fire and personal safety, anti-bullying, bicycle safety, car seat safety, poison control, emergency preparedness, and child ID cards.

Caleb Vanden Eynden

Dan Beard Council

Cincinnati, OH

Designed and built a new marching band director’s tower at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, OH.

Nathan Dean Wagner

Southern Shores FSC

Ann Arbor, MI

Built a scorer’s podium at the Lincoln Little League Cloverfields.

Christopher White

Simon Kenton Council

Columbus, OH

Built and installed an aquaponic system at the Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, OH to provide hands-on experience to an alternative method for growing food.

Northeast Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

Ian Napoleon

National Capital Area Council

Bethesda, MD

Developed a program to deliver and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to clinics and orphanages in and around Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.

Council Winners

Jack Blay

Knox Trail Council

Framingham, MA

Created a 30-foot diameter cobblestone labyrinth for prayer and meditation behind the Episcopal Parish of Saint Paul.

David M. Brackett

Daniel Webster Council

Manchester, NH

Restored the Victorian-era bear cage and raised flower garden at the Willand Pond Recreation Area in Somersworth, NH.

David T. Burtchaell

Rip Van Winkle Council

Kingston, NY

Created a picnic area around a pond at Thomas Felton Park in Modena, NY.

Schuyler Michael Caffrey

Patriots’ Path Council

Cedar Knolls, NJ

Erected a military service recognition monument for the graduates of High Point Regional High School in Sussex, NJ.

Matthew Cole

Nashua Valley Council

Lancaster, MA

Constructed a passive solar greenhouse for use by the R.C. Mahar Regional High School in Orange, MA.

Tyler DeScenza

Monmouth Council

Morganville, NJ

Constructed a split-rail fence around three quarters of a park in the Borough of Seabright.

Kyle Spencer Grant

Old Colony Council

Canton, MA

Iron Mine Brook Project in Hanover, MA.

Ben Hladycz

Laurel Highlands Council

Pittsburgh, PA

Replaced a deck at the Thomas Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four, PA.

Philip Hobaugh

Hawk Mountain Council

Reading, PA

Rebuilt the collier’s hut at the Hopewell Village Historic Site in Elverson, PA.

Zachary Kunow

Hudson Valley Council

Newburgh, NY

Built a 60-ft bridge along the Long Swamp Trail in Sterling Forest State Park.

Timothy David LaGreca

Chester County Council

West Chester, PA

Created a nine-hole Frisbee disc golf course for the North Coventry Township in Pottstown, PA.

Jake Titus Ledoux

Longhouse Council

Syracuse, NY

Renovated a room in the American Maple Museum creating a modern, multi-media conference room for community use.

Bryan Liptrot

Bucks County Council

Doylestown, PA

Constructed a large deck and roof over an outdoor amphitheater at Silver Lake Nature Center.

Alexander Lola

Greater New York Councils

New York, NY

Built a mobile greenhouse that provides native plants for use by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. The sprouts will be transplanted into the local ecosystem to help clean the air, soil, and water of the Gowanus Canal Watershed in Brooklyn, NY.

Ian Patrick Maloney

Connecticut Yankee Council

Milford, CT

Planned and coordinated “Public Safety Day 2014 in the town of Trumbull, CT. Ian spent eleven months planning the event with 20 public safety departments and organizations including local and state police, fire, EMS, Search & Rescue, Red Cross, MADD, the Center for Family Justice, and more.

Ryan D. Maydick

Minsi Trails Council

Allentown, PA

Constructed an outdoor classroom at St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield, PA.

Brian Miller

Northern New Jersey Council

Oakland, NJ

Worked with the St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Newark to host a Christmas party that provided 500 gifts to underprivileged children.

Kyle J. Murry

New Birth of Freedom Council

Mechanicsburg, PA

Created the Community Serviceman Memorial at the Zion’s View Community Park in York, PA.

Jeffrey Robert Page

Yankee Clipper Council

Haverhill, MA

Cleaned and improved access to the Woodbridge Cemetery on Douglass Lane in Andover, MA.

Greg Tock

Westchester-Putnam Council

Hawthorne, NY

Designed, developed, and led in the installation of an outdoor musical playground for disabled students at Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem, NY.

Bryce Anthony Wagner

Transatlantic Council

Livorno, Italy

Collected musical instruments and instrument parts, books, and recording devices and delivered to multiple schools in Kosovo to educate and inspire young musicians.

Ethan H. Wallace

Pennsylvania Dutch Council

Lancaster, PA

Refurbished the grandstands at the Denver Little League ballpark.


Southern Region



Headquarters City

Regional Winner

Michelangelo Felipe Dominguez

Central Florida Council

Orlando, FL

Created a non-profit center for bilingual treatment of autism.

Council Winners

Bryan David Albertson

Stonewall Jackson Area Council

Waynesboro, VA

Created a sensory experience horseback trail for autistic riders featuring seven sensory stations that provide interaction through sound, smell, and touch.

Trey Arnold

Longhorn Council

Fort Worth, TX

American Legion Post 379 flag retirement fire pit.

Zachary Owen Wayne Baxla

Quapaw Area Council

Little Rock, AR

Built two pavilions along the Arkansas River Trail at Burns Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Addison Forst Brown

Capitol Area Council

Austin, TX

Constructed an 850-gallon rainwater collection system to help provide water for the garden and farm animals at Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village east of Austin, TX.

Adam S. Board

Tidewater Council

Virginia Beach, VA

Built an 8’ x 15’ deck with a 25’ handicap ramp and installed a flagpole at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

Cory Austin Burdette

Lincoln Heritage Council

Louisville, KY

Built and installed a wheelchair ramp and lift at the Walnut Memorial Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.

Riley James Robert Carlson

Gulf Stream Council

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Deployed 30 reef balls and 160 oyster bags along the Indian River as part of a Messengers of Peace project to benefit the Florida Oceanographic Society and the Indian River Lagoon.

Morgan J. Carr

Central Georgia Council

Macon, GA

Built four adaptive desks for orthopedic impaired students in Houston County.

Joshua Barrett Conant

Indian Nations Council

Tulsa, OK

Assembled 181 emergency diabetes disaster kits for the Tulsa and Oklahoma City chapters of the American Red Cross.

Morgan Dewayne Davis

South Georgia Council

Valdosta, GA

Built a three-sided Adirondack building for the primitive camp site at Reed Bingham State Park.

Michael Stephen Fox

Middle Tennessee Council

Nashville, TN

Created an outdoor classroom with raised bed planters, benches, and tables at the F.H. Jenkins Elementary School in Nashville, TN.

Jacob W. Grimes

Suwanee River Council

Tallahassee, FL

Built a shaded bench to provide a comfortable waiting area for the visually impaired to wait for transportation to and from services at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, FL.

Richard Guzman

Circle Ten Council

Dallas, TX

Built a memorial garden at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, TX.

Samuel Martin Herring

Piedmont Council

Gastonia, NC

Built a shower house for a rural village in the Dominican Republic that had no access to clean water.

Isaac Holbrook

Southeast Louisiana Council

New Orleans, LA

Created a “Healing Garden,” which a local children’s advocacy center uses to provide counseling and therapy to abused children and their families.

Mason Jones

Sam Houston Area Council

Houston, TX

Restored the Old Town Spring Cemetery in Spring, TX.

Jonathan Zackary Kayne

Daniel Boone Council

Asheville, NC

Converted a closet into a kosher kitchen at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Asheville, NC.

Wesley David Kidd

Sequoyah Council

Johnson City, VA

Rebuilt the fire pit at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Abingdon, VA, by adding a masonry ring and benches.

Daniel Kimes

West Central Florida Council

Seminole, FL

Rebuilt portions of an old playground and installed a memorial garden at the Christ Community Presbyterian Church in Clearwater, FL.

Benjamin J. King

Shenandoah Council

Winchester, VA

Created the Butler-Rickli Memorial Trail in Berkeley Springs, WV. The trail is a one-mile hiking trail with kiosk signs, benches, and a self-guided brochure.

Robert William Desha Martin

Istrouma Area Council

Baton Rouge, LA

Placed a bronze Braille American Flag at all five War Veterans Homes in the state of Louisiana.

Christopher Ryan Moncrief

Central North Carolina Council

Albemarle, NC

Created an audio tour of the Uwharrie Trail using QR codes.

Ricardo Noel Navarro

Alamo Area Council

San Antonio, TX

Built an outdoor covered patio for the Lutheran House of Prayer in San Antonio, TX.

Christopher H. Nosari II

Westark Area Council

Fort Smith, AR

Built a pet kennel at the new Serenity Domestic Abuse shelter in Mountain Home, AR. This is the first domestic abuse shelter in the state of Arkansas with kennels provided for occupants.

Robert Osborne

Atlanta Area Council

Atlanta, GA

Restored historical markers for the Roswell Historical Society in Roswell, GA.

Adam Tyler Resch

North Florida Council

Jacksonville, FL

Built a memorial wall to the fallen law enforcement officers in Jacksonville, FL.

Robert Schofner

Gulf Ridge Council

Tampa, FL

Planned and built a play center and therapy room for youth with Cerebral Palsy.

John David Silvernail

Greater Alabama Council

Birmingham, AL

Mapped four cemeteries and built a database locating over 400 veterans’ graves. The maps will help volunteers place flags on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Christmas.

Robert Singleton

West Tennessee Area Council

Jackson, TN

Transformed an unused tennis court into a splash/spray park for children at a local Christian community retreat.

Sean Austin Smith

Alabama-Florida Council

Dothan, AL

Created a map of Richburg Cemetery.

Sean Thomas Trollinger

Old North State Council

Greensboro, NC

Cleared the banks and placed benches around the Piedmont Baptist Association pond to make it fishing accessible.

Matthew Thomas Whitehead

Blue Grass Council

Lexington, KY

Rebuilt the old downtown community playground at First Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, KY.