Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Nick Hills Eagle Scout Project at Beals Preserve

Published on June 3, 2016 by Hal

The Southborough Open Land Foundation congratulates Nick Hills of Southborough Boy Scout Troop 1 for achieving his Eagle Scout Rank on June 4, 2016. Nick’s Eagle Scout Project was a trail renovation at Beals Preserve.  There was a serious erosion problem on the Old Farm Lane Trail at the Red Gate Lane entrance area.  During heavy rain storms, the water would overflow the storm drains at the cul de sac and pour down the trail, causing the trail to erode badly.  When Nick came to us looking for a project, we met with him to explain the problem and showed him the area of concern. He immediately demonstrated a grasp of the situation, asked pertinent questions, made several suggestions, and then forged ahead with the project.  Not only did he and members of the troop build the water breaks, but they also improved the small stone wall at the entrance area, enhancing the visual appearance. Nick showed understanding of the problem with which he was presented, initiative in trying to help solve it, and leadership in executing the project.  SOLF is grateful for Nick’s work and congratulates him on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.