GCA Eagle Scout Builds Wildlife Enclosure

Patsy Collins

Bobby, a current senior at GCA, has been a dedicated eagle scout for seven years! Last year when he was a junior at Georgia Cyber, he earned his eagle scout rank and quickly after earned seven palms. Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to eagle scouts who earn 5, 10, 15 or more merit badges. This year he was named Junior Assistant Scoutmaster of his troop. How exciting!

As part of his eagle project, Bobby built a fenced, outdoor fawn enclosure with kennels at the AWARE Wildlife Center in Lithonia, Georgia. He shares, "It was a monumental task, but I did it!  I invested 330 hours into my project, while having the help of a total of 19 volunteers. The total project hours completed by everyone were 975 hours. During all types of weather - heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit as well as in rain - I completed many activities for this project. First, I designed a plan to create the enclosure and got my plan approved. "

His plan entailed putting up 10ft. fences around the enclosure, removing netting throughout 1,500  square feet of land, building custom-made brackets for the top of the fencing, adding gates to the entryway and much more! With help from his family he was able to create an enclosure that the Wildlife Center will use for years to come. Bobby says "It was a really great experience to do the project, and I'm very happy I could complete it in my interest area of conversation!"

Thank you for sharing your story Bobby. We can't wait to hear about your future projects as an Eagle Scout, and as one of our GCA Champions!

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