Eagle Scout Projects

Over the years, numerous Boy Scouts have completed beautification and structural improvement projects for the enjoyment of residents and visitors while earning their Eagle Scout rank.

Thank you so much to the numerous Eagle Scouts that have helped get projects accomplished in Harrisburg. If you are currently looking to do an Eagle Scout project and would like to work with the Town's Parks and Recreation Department, please call or email Adam Abernathy at 980-825-2505 or [email protected].

Ribbon cutting of gazebo

Completed Projects

Scout projects on record with the Parks and Recreation Department are recognized below:

  • Blake Robinson, a Life Scout, with Troop 198 completed a gazebo behind Harrisburg Town Hall in Veteran's Park in 2017. The structure is virtually maintenance-free with stairs and a ramp for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.
  • Brandon Romeo constructed a fitness station at Harrisburg Park in 2017. The fitness station has pull up bars, two sit up benches, two push up bars and a balance beam.
  • Samuel Ross from Troop 38 contructed four Little Free Libraries located at: Harrisburg Town Hall, Harrisburg Farmers Market, Pharr Mill Park and Stallings Park (completed July 2016).
  • Andrew Jaynes planted 51 Yoshino cherry trees at Stallings Park.
  • Zachary Carey built an air-conditioned, four-person ticket booth at Harrisburg Park.
  • Luke Tucker addressed drainage issues and planted shade trees at the Pharr Mill Park playground.
  • Kyle Tucker identified and marked off four routes of varying distances to create the Town Center Fitness Trails, all using existing sidewalks.
  • Zach Marlow made the Harrisburg Park playground gazebo handicap-accessible by installing a sidewalk. He also installed a picnic area with handicap-accessible picnic benches beside the concession stand.
  • Joey Bissonnette planted 15 to 20 trees in the Farmers Market parking lot.
  • Dustin Grooms built the first "Welcome to Harrisburg" sign on Highway 49 South at the Cabarrus County line.