Eagle Scout Service Project

$1,190 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 29 months
Nick Despart  STEPHENTOWN, NY
I am in the process of raising money for my Eagle Scout project. I will be building an outdoor Archery Range for Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, along with a covered shooting line, a bench, and a sign to signify that the range is in use. In order to complete my project, I need to raise around $1500 to cover the cost of lumber and other matertials.

Before starting this project, I looked at a number of different options for my project, but I didn’t find anything that I really wanted to do. I wanted my project to be about something I really cared about, and something that would help a lot of people. When I heard that Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center was looking to build an archery range, I jumped on the opportunity. A local 4-H group shoots there every summer, but currently they only have 1 target and a handful of bows that they all have to share. They have to drag the target they have now about 100 yards uphill to get it to where their range is now, and then bring it back when they are done. The range right now is small, and is also right at the base of one of their hiking trails, which makes them have to close the trail when the range is in use.

I have been in the boy scouts since I was 5, and it has been a lifelong goal of mine to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. I could have picked an easier project, but I wanted it to really be something that I cared about and that would make a difference. I have been involved in archery for almost my entire life, and I currently teach a youth archery class at Flying Arrow Sports 2. I am also a bow hunter and competitive archer. Unfortunately, the materials involved in this project are expensive. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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Update 5
Posted by Nick Despart
27 months ago
Thanks to all the guys that helped out today, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you! The range is now almost complete, and the hardest part of the project is behind us!
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Update 4
Posted by Nick Despart
27 months ago
Thanks to everybody who helped out yesterday! All four targets are now in place, and we are one step closer to completion!
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Update 3
Posted by Nick Despart
27 months ago
Thanks again to everybody who has helped out. All four target frames are built, construction has started on the Shooting house, and a group of volunteers is doing some more work tomorrow. The project is coming along great, and I couldn't have gotten this far without all of your help!!!
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Update 2
Posted by Nick Despart
28 months ago
Thanks to all of your support, I have raised enough money and will be starting to build this weekend! Thank you so much!!!
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$1,190 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 29 months
Created July 15, 2014
MM
$20
Mark Morris
28 months ago

Good luck and good cause!

AZ
$25
Andy Zlotnick
28 months ago
FS
$30
F. Joseph Stockbridge
29 months ago

I have been lucky enough to know youth who have become Eagle Scouts and they are the best of the best. Good luck with your project.

KC
$20
Kristi Culbertson
29 months ago

Good luck!!

DF
$20
Doug Fogal
29 months ago

From one eagle scout to another glad to help. Grate project idea

TM
$25
Todd McAuley
29 months ago

Great Project Nick!

JW
$10
John Whipple
29 months ago

good project Nick.

KP
$50
Kiley Pendergast
29 months ago

Nick- you've always been so supportive of me, I'm glad I can support you and this great project!

DW
$100
Dan & Annette Woodside
29 months ago

Good Luck!!

AW
$5
Amy Wunsch
29 months ago
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