National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
In 2011, 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 local council will choose a council-level winner, and from its pool of projects, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner is selected from the four regional finalists.
The 2011 Pacific Skyline Council and Western Region recipient is Samuel Moore, Eagle Scout – 2010, Troop 33, Stanford District! Congratulations, Sam!
In 2008, Sam traveled to Tanzania with his family to go on a safari and to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. While Sam was in Tanzania, he visited a primary school called the Maya School. He toured the school, spent a few hours in the classrooms, and met with the headmaster. In 2009, when Sam began thinking about his Eagle Project, he decided to do something for the Maya School. He contacted the headmaster, Mr. Guga, to ask what the needs were of the school. Mr. Guga told Sam that they needed to replace the temporary kitchen at the school with a permanent kitchen. So Sam decided to return to Tanzania to build a 13′ x 13′ kitchen building with the students of Maya School, local villagers and Boy Scouts from Tanzania.
To fully appreciate the magnitude of Sam’s exceptional Eagle Scout Project, we invite you to view a twenty-minute documentary (QuickTime required to view) produced by Sam and posted on his webpage. Please take a few minutes to view one amazing Eagle Project! “Eagle projects come in various shapes and sizes–Sam wanted to do something that was extraordinary and he certainly accomplished his goal. I was pleased to serve as his advisor as he put together the details and I’m thrilled that Sam will be part of the Pacific Skyline’s World Jamboree troop this summer–he’s a Scout who truly contributes to the international aspect of our movement.” -Art Bernstein, Eagle Scout 1973, former Troop 33 Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of World Jamboree Troop 70302 which is headed to Sweden this summer.
Sam is a freshman at Mountain View High School where he is straight “A” student, active on the Cross Country and Baseball teams; he plans to play high school and college baseball, and one day coach baseball.
Troop 33 SPL (120 Scouts), along with 3 fellow Scouts, they are planning one of the biggest boy-led outings in our troop’s history — a 172-mile bike ride from Carmel to Pismo Beach along the Big Sur coast. Eagle at 13, Member, Order of the Arrow, 2009 Troop 33 “Scout of the Year,” completed Philmont 65-mile backpacking trip, 2010.
“I want to be a leader instead of following the norm. In order to do this, I will strive to be outgoing, diligent, and confident. Although I am not sure yet, I think I would like to be a businessman / entrepreneur. Instead of working for someone else, I would like to start my own company.” -Sam Moore, May 2011.