The Kindergarten Garden at Paseo del Rey Elementary School received a major renovation this month as a result of help from the Boy Scouts of Troop 927.
Scout Eric Raby selected the garden renovation for his Eagle Project and led the troop, as well as other community volunteers, in cleaning, weeding, laying gravel and stepping stones, and planting various flowers and vegetables at the garden.
The project took over 200 community service hours and was completed over three weekends.
The Eagle Scout Project is one of the most important requirements for a Boy Scout to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, in addition to helping the community, the Eagle Scout Project is a test of leadership, say Scout officials.
The Scout must submit a plan for approval, request donations for any expenses and organize and lead the volunteers in the project.
In the past year, Troop 927 has completed six projects benefiting various schools and churches in the Westchester community.
Troop 927 is chartered out of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Westchester and has over 60 scouts participating in its program.