Dustin Reeves installs a birdhouse as part of his Eagle Project benefiting the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Two members of Mobile Boy Scout of America Troop 28 working toward their rank of Eagle Scout recently chose the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus as benefactors of their Eagle Projects. Twin Scouts Dustin and David Reeves finished installing their projects on May 6.  

Dustin enlisted the help of his fellow Scouts to build 19 bird houses that have been installed around campus to promote more birds. David completed three wooden benches that were placed along the Estuarium boardwalk for visitors.  One is in honor of Freda Roberts, the second Executive Director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation and mother of DISL staff member Lori Angelo.

David Reeves sits on one of three benches he donated to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Boy Scouts pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout must complete 21 merit badges, including 13 from a prescribed list, along with a project that benefits a group other than the Boy Scouts. Eagle projects can benefit schools, churches, neighborhoods, or other organizations.  Through the Eagle project, Scouts give back to their community while learning valuable project management skills. 

Dustin and David Reeves are juniors at W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama.  Completing their Eagle project is the last step for both in earning their Eagle Scout rank.