“‘Pops’ believed strongly in the virtues of Scouting and always encouraged me,” Scott Edward Cameron said. “He battled Parkinson’s disease and was confined to a wheelchair his last couple of years. Pops spent hours watching the bluebirds from his window, and l saw the joy it brought him.”
Scott’s Eagle project involved researching, designing, building and installing four birdhouses, three bird feeders and two birdbaths at Tealridge Assisted Living Center in Edmond.
“| learned about which birds are likely to visit the area in southeast Edmond and what size and style of birdhouses they are to inhabit,” Scott, 14, said. “| also learned about various birdseed and ideal birdbaths. I put together a laminated bird guide with color photos and fun facts of likely birds the Tealridge residents might see, and then | presented one to each of the residents of Tealridge one evening. Their appreciation and excitement was very gratifying. | hope watching for birds will pique their curiosity and add lots of joy to their lives, just it did for my Pops.”
A member of Troop 386, Scott said he had a lot of help from his fellow Scouts who aided with one or more of the phases (building, installing and designing bird guide).
“I also had help from and would like to thank my Eagle Scout coach Stephanie Simpson and Scoutmasters Dr. Joe Davey and Eagle Scout Zach Zepp, Wildlife Specialist Mark Howery, Home Depot and the owners of Wild Birds Unlimited in Oklahoma City,” Scott said.
“I would also like to thank Jim McWhirter and the wonderful administration and staff at Tealridge,” Scott added.
Edmond Eagle Scouts recognized
Hunter Stout, 14, has earned the Eagle Scout award. He is the son of Keith and Becky Stout, is a freshman at Edmond Memorial High School and attends Henderson Hills Baptist Church. He is a member of Troop 21, affiliated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Stout is an honors student with a 4.0 grade-point average. He is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and the Creative Writing Club.
For his Eagle project, Stout led a team of 11 Boy Scouts to make and install directional signs at Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma’s Camp DaKaNi.
Casey Aaron Frederick, 16, has earned the Eagle Scout award. The son of Lance and Nancy Frederick, Casey is a sophomore at Edmond North High School and attends Waterloo Road Baptist Church. He is a member of Troop 479.
Casey is a youth leader at his church, is in Junior ROTC and is involved in drama at his high school.
Casey’s Eagle project was to remove, then construct a retaining wall at Arcadia Lake.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated April 8, 2013, to reflect a name correction related to Hunter Stout's project.