I subscribe to a free service called google alerts that monitor news or new items on pretty much which every subject you want from apples to zoology. In today's e-mail from google I received a interesting article about a scout who completed his eagle project by hosting three weekened workshops to create a 3D map of his community.
First off I would like to say what a interesting and different idea for a eagle service project. The majority are just trail work or similar work which are just fine but it is always interesting to hear about those eagle projects that are totally different.
This life scout got the idea from the city's mayor who wanted to create this 3-d map but could not find someone who was willing to take on the project. In order to complete this project this scout had to train community members to use google's software known as 3-d sketchup which is designed to be uploaded to the google earth platform. Google still has to approve the 3-d designs since their were google masterminds on hand they will most likely be approved.
Here is a link to the full article:
Yours in Scouting Service
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08