The McFarlane Eagle Aerie

Boy Scout Projects at McFarlane

Boy Scouts of nearby Troops have contributed many projects to McFarlane Nature Park, beginning with the clearing of walking trails through the transitional pine to hardwood woodland.  Todd W. Avirett, Ben Sanden and Trey Greene organized scouts in this effort. Trails extend to the center of the woodland from three pedestrian entrances that were constructed by the scouts. Benches were also built within the woods. Fire Ring
The long white plank fence along the entrance drive was totally replaced as an Eagle Scout project by Ian D.Powell. This greatly enhanced the historic view of McFarlane as a place where polo ponies used to board and roam the three pastures on the property. The Farmhouse fence was restored as one of the first Eagle Scout Projects by Courtland Plichta.
Paul Stuk and friends provided a covered pavilion that welcomes many groups who meet to picnic at the park. Next to the pavilion, a fire ring built by John Paul Remorenko, and fellow scouts, safely contains flames for the annual yule log burning attended by nearby residents.
Stephen Spann headed a group who built council type seating in the back pasture that will handle groups of about 30 for nature presentations or scout meetings.  Jason Outwater recently added two flag poles.
Many of the scouts have completed projects on their way to  earning Eagle Scout status in their troops.

Scouts who have contributed to the park include:
Eagle Scout Badge
Austin AdamsTroop 200 Identification of mature trees throughout the park Mar. 2011
Travis AdamsTroop 200 Woodland Split Rail Nov. 2012
Todd AvirettTroop 1011 Field entrance, woodland trail and benches Nov. 1994
Charles R. "Rob" BishopTroop 1011 Sixteen birdhouses and two bat houses Aug. 1997
Mark BleichnerTroop1011 Picnic pavilion bench and movable benches Dec. 2002
Mack BrownTroop Restroom Landscaping and trail from pavilion Nov. 2005
Coleson ChaseTroop 1011 six portable picnic tables with benches Mar. 1998
Nelson DeanTroop772 Paint and restore farmhouse fence May 2002
Robert FleishelTroop 713 Purple Martin Condo and other birdhouses Oct. 2012
Jeff GanttTroop 772 Paint and restore farmhouse fence Apr. 2002
Chase GreenTroop 1011 Display Board for Bronze plaques Mar. 2001
Robert "Trey" Greene IIITroop 1011 Field entrance, woodland trail, benches Oct. 1996
Matthew HaeckerTroop 1011 2002
David HimotTroop Improved Entrance Signage and Landscaping May 2007
Beau JarrattTroop 713 Winged Ft Circle Entrance and Split Rail Feb. 2013
Ben JarrattTroop 713 Renewal of Case's Place Oct. 2012
Matt JarrattTroop 713 Development of Case's Place Feb. 2005
Jason MabeTroop 714 Winged Foot Circle entrance split rail fence and gate Oct. 1996
Sam MilamTroop 1011 Barbecue Fireplace June 2013
Jason OutwaterTroop 797 Two flag poles Mar. 2013
Courtland PlichtaTroop 1776 Renovation of farmhouse fence Nov. 1994
Edward PooleTroop 1011 assisted with stacked stone steps and railingsFeb. 2000
Ian D. PowellTroop 70 White fence along entry drive July 1997
Allan RaulersonTroop 797 split rail fence, establish picnic area in stable yard Nov. 2001
John Paul RemorenkoTroop 1011 Fire pit with seating Nov. 2001
William RossmanTroop 1011 Split rail and steps behind stable May 2012
Ben SandenTroop 1011 Field Entrance,woodland trail and benches Dec. 1995
David SchultzTroop 400 Enhanced Winged Foot Circle Entrance July 2010
Stephen SpannTroop 1011 Council seating Oct. 1997
Paul StukTroop 1011 Picnic pavilion May 1998
Terran VieheTroop 1011 Eight picnic tables with benches Apr. 1996
We hope to honor each of the scouts who have contributed to McFarlane. Please send us a note if anyone has been overlooked or if any of this information is not accurate.