Eagle Flight & Projects


Troop 266 Eagle Rank Coordinators

Deborah Lewis - deblewis1@yahoo.com
Allen Lewis - alewis77009@gmail.com
Craig Nunez - cnunez@bacagegroup.com
Troop 266's first Eagle Scout was Joseph T. Wells, Jr. in 1951. Since then, Troop 266 has had over 250 Eagle Scouts. See how many you know!

Troop 266 Eagle Projects

These are the active and completed Eagle Scout Projects of Troop 266.
Please help support these scouts in achieving one of the most important goals and challenges of scouting by signing up to help with their projects or donating to project expenses.

Donate by check made out to Troop 266 or with the PayPal button to the right of the scout's name.

 

ACTIVE EAGLE PROJECTS

Eagle Project - Robert Jordan

My name is Robert Jordan and I will be doing my eagle project at Texas Children’s Hospital. My plan is to create activity centers for the family waiting rooms on the 8 floors of the ICU departments in the new tower of Texas Children's Hospital. The ICU departments at Texas Children’s Hospital, located in a new wing, do not currently have any interactive entertainment for kids. I believe it is important that young children in ICU waiting rooms have the means to keep themselves occupied to distract them from the current medical crisis.

My project has two parts. The first is collecting new items such as children's books and games for the family waiting rooms in each ICU department at the hospital. The second part is building 8 bookshelves, one for each ICU family waiting room, to hold the items I will collect.

I plan on taking numerous steps to collect the items for my eagle project. First of all, I will be having an "Ice Cream for Toys" event during a troop meeting where I will be giving out ice cream in exchange for gift cards and monetary donations for my eagle project. Another major component of my fundraising will be collecting donations from local vendors.

If you would like to donate to my Eagle Project, please use the donation link to the right or mail a check made out to Troop 266 to 3507 Gannett St, Houston, Tx 77025, with “Robert Jordan’s Eagle Project” in the memo line. Also, you can bring Amazon gift cards to the Troop meetings on May 28th and June 4th in exchange for ice cream! Also, you can simply to go my wishlist at this link and purchase items to be shipped to my house: Robert Jordan's Eagle Project Amazon Wish List

Thank you for your support!

Donation Link

Eagle Project - Jack Carpenter

My name is Jack Carpenter, and I am Life Scout with Troop 266, preparing to work on my Eagle Service Project.  My project will benefit The Forge for Families located in the Third Ward, whose mission is to equip families to fulfill their potential.  I will be assembling and installing commercial grade sports bleachers for the soccer field, and a picnic table for the children's play area.  The bleachers are portable and can be moved indoors to the sports court.  I will also be replacing dead plants in landscaped areas and replacing with drought-resistant native plants.

I am requesting donations in any amount to use for purchasing the materials necessary to complete my project.  Your help will have a lasting impact on the families in the neighborhood.  You can donate online using the link to the right (scroll to bottom), or by mailing a check to the address below payable to Troop 266 with "Jack Carpenter Eagle Project" in the memo line.

Thank you for your support!

Donation Link

Eagle Project - Andrew Tan

My name is Andrew Tan, and my Eagle Project is to create a library for the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Hospital (Inpatient Unit) of about 100+ brand new, age-appropriate books (paperback and hardback) on shelving that will be placed in the Teen/Young Adult Room and the Children’s Playroom respectively in the Pedi-Dome area of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Hospital. I will create an online survey to identify the patient’s reading interests and book suggestions. I will then solicit donations of new books based on the survey responses from various sources and places, including family and friends as well as bookstores. The donated books will be covered with laminate book protection covers in order to minimize contamination or germs so that the exterior of the books can be easily disinfected. The books will be labeled with bookplates and/or stamps to identify them as part of the library. Simple shelving or bookcases will be assembled to house the books, and there will be a simple cataloging system for the library books to make it easy-to-use and essentially self-service.

Currently, the Children's Cancer Hospital has no library system for the patients who stay there for long periods of time. Because of my love of reading and the tremendous enjoyment books have given me, I want to share this by providing a library of chapter books and series books for these cancer patients so they have something to do during their lengthy hospital stays.

Please consider donating to my Eagle Project either with a financial donation for the bookcases and book covering materials or by purchasing brand new books for the library. To make a monetary donation, please write a check made out to Troop 266 or use the PayPal link to the right. If you prefer to donate new books, I will be collecting them at a future troop meeting or you may use my Amazon wishlist at Andrew Tan's Eagle Project Book Donation Wishlist and have the books sent directly to me.

Thank you for your support!

Donation Link

Eagle Project - Thomas Donnell

My name is Thomas Donnell and my Eagle Project is the renovation of the Interior High Court Stairwell at West University United Methodist Church. My project will have 9 components: repair sheetrock, sand and paint metal surfaces and railings, replace water damaged ceiling tiles, clean concrete landings and steps, paint walls, paint concrete landing, install missing window ledge, install plexiglass panel, and install grip tape on the stairs

This stairwell is heavily traveled and has not received much care throughout the many years it has existed. The paint is peeling off of the walls and the metal railings. The paint color is outdated and fading. The chairs stored under the stairs dig holes into the sheetrock. The concrete steps are not safe for the little children who travel the stairs. I am repainting the metal railings and walls with an updated color to make the stairwell feel more friendly. I am replacing the damaged sheetrock and installing a plexiglass panel to protect the wall from further damage. I am installing grip tape on the stairs to make them safer and am painting the landing with a soft rubber paint. My hope is to make this stairwell a safe and inviting place for many years to come!

If you would like to donate to my Eagle Project, please write a check made out to Troop 266 or use my PayPal link to the right. Thank you for your support!

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COMPLETED EAGLE PROJECTS!

Surya Ramakrishnan's Eagle Project

My name is Surya Ramakrishnan and my Eagle Project was at T. H. Rogers school. I renovated the T.H. Rogers signboard in front of the school. I chose this project because it is very important to me as I walked past this sign almost every school day for three years. The project consisted of two portions: creating a desert landscape around the sign and renovating the sign itself. I believe that repainting this signboard and adding the landscape around it truly improved the aesthetics of the school. Thank you all for the support I received on my project!

Nathan Wilson's Eagle Project

My project benefited The Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift store, located at 5236 Cedar Street, in Bellaire, Texas 77401. This store provides secondhand clothing and furniture to the poor and disabled and uses funds raised to provide vouchers for other expenses, such as medical costs, home repairs, and rent.

My project involved painting the cinderblock walls and unpainted shelves in the inventory storage room of the store. Scraping years of peeling paint and sanding for paint prepping took longer than estimated, but the painting of the shelving unit and the walls proved to be challenging and rewarding.

I painted a four sided inventory room with over 1560 square feet. I also painted a 40 foot shelving unit, and installed a 36 foot long hanging rod for storage and organizing.

Thank you all for providing the tools and paint to make this room makeover to benefit the people who are given aid by my beneficiary.

Thanks again for the support!

Nathan Wilson

Charlie Vaquero's Eagle Project

My project benefited Cristo Rey Jesuit of Houston, a college prep school that offers a rigorous education available to students from low-income families in the Houston area. They utilize a unique Corporate Work-Study Program that places students in Houston businesses and nonprofits where they earn up to 50 percent of the cost of their education and benefit from their internship experience.

Specifically, we created 30 wooden 12 5/8” x 10 1/8” hand-stained picture frames with a glass covering inside. These frames are holding pictures of 2-4 students with the names of the corporations at which they attend their work-study programs. The frames line the main hallway of the school.

The project is planned to consist of three phases: cutting the wood, assembling the frames, and installing them at the school.

Thank you for your support and making this project a lasting success!

Daniel Yunsu Kim's Eagle Project

My name is Daniel Yunsu Kim, and for my project, I decided to benefit the Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Houston. This is a church that I personally attend and have been attending for many years. The project consisted of two phases. The first phase was creating a large wood pallet art structure that will adorn the wall of the sanctuary in the youth service building. This structure consisted of individually weathered and hand-stained wooden panels that will serve to add more dimension and attention towards the stage. The pallet wall structure covers 180 square feet: 18 feet wide and 10 feet tall.

The second phase of this project consisted of painting the walls of a worship room in the main church building used for the mentally disabled who attend this church. The height of each wall is 9 feet. Two of the walls are 23 feet long and the other two walls are 26 feet long. Through my project, I really hope to bring about a better worshiping environment for both the youth as well as the mentally disabled who faithfully come to worship at our church, and hopefully create an overall more vibrant and pleasant atmosphere

I am happy to say that I have officially completed my Eagle Service Project, and I really want to thank everyone who helped make this a reality.

Through executing my project, I learned a lot of valuable lessons in project execution and what it takes to be a successful leader. Leading volunteers through from start to finish had its fair share of challenges to overcome, and often required quick problem solving as a leader. However, despite these challenges, the reward of seeing the final products and the positive affects they made on my church was well worth it, and I want to take the time to once again say thank you everyone who made this project a success.

George Jordan's Eagle Project

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me through the various phases of my project. The first phase of my project included a collection process in which I came to the weekly meetings in order to collect items that would be put into the chemo care kits. Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their day to buy items to donate at the meetings each week. This collection process with the troop had not been attempted as part of an eagle scout project, but I am glad it worked out and that I was able to truly get the troop involved. Thank you to everyone one who also donated online through the Pay Pal account in the form of monetary donations. I really appreciate the support I received for my actual project day from not just scouts my age, but the younger scouts as well. I had 34 willing volunteers who continued to come help throughout the day to help create chemo care kits and create blankets. With your help I was able to create 54 kits and 54 blankets which was more than the goal I had set for myself. After the ice cream social where I gave the kits and blankets over to Ronald McDonald House the donations did not stop there. I had so many items left over that I donated the extras which included 23 bottles of hand sanitizer, 23 decks of cards, 14 antibacterial hand wipes, 16 Kleenex packs along with other miscellaneous hygiene and toiletry items. I am in the last stages of my Eagle Project going through the paperwork and review process and hope to be entirely completed by mid September. Thank you again for all the support and I will look forward to seeing yall at a Eagle Scout Court of Honor in the future.

Sincerely,
George Jordan

Neel Pai's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project took place at the HOUSTON FOOD BANK (HFB) where I have volunteered for the past two years and am a member of the student leadership team. HFB is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities. It provides 83 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year.

My project had three components to my project. The first was to assemble two ventilated, lockable security racks for winter jackets to be used by volunteers in the freezer section at HFB. The second was to stock these racks for which I will be doing a winter jacket collection drive with the troop and my school.  Currently, the work in the frozen section is limited due to lack of available winter jackets which often get misplaced/stolen with the current racks being used at HFB.  Lastly, I assembled over 2000 dental hygiene packages consisting of a toothbrush and toothpaste which will be added to the backpacks that HFB donates to students as part of the Backpack Buddy Program. Since they have not received a toothbrush in over two years, the dental hygiene packages will have an immediate positive impact on so many students.

Thanks,
Neel Pai

Brook Brickley's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project benefited my place of worship, West University Baptist Church/Crosspoint Church. The Crosspoint Church campus, located in Bellaire, recently removed an old playground structure as part of an expansion/building project. The old playground was located between the new youth building and the sanctuary.  The ground was filled with weeds, rocks and debris and was unsuitable to grow grass. The church wished to repurpose this space as additional green space. 

 I cleared the land and prepped and laid sod (St. Augustine grass) on the old playground site (50x75 ft.). The project workday was October 28, 2017, and the weather was great for working outdoors. I am very thankful for all of the support that I received from Troop 266 and to the many volunteers that helped me have a successful Eagle Service Project. I have enjoyed my years in Scouting and have made many friends. Thank you again for your support.

 Yours in Scouting,

Brooks Brickley

Cadesman Brickley's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project benefited the Chance for Hope Foundation (www.chanceforhopefoundation.org). This organization provides free short-term housing in the Texas Medical Center for families traveling to Houston for pediatric cancer treatment. Chance for Hope also supports pediatric cancer research and provides meals to inpatient pediatric cancer families. This foundation was created as a legacy to my best friend and classmate, Chance Davidson, who died in 2013 from brain cancer.

 I built and painted 8 all-wood bookshelf units for the Chance for Hope Residences. The bookshelves will be used to hold books and toys for the families staying there, as well as provide a display area for cherished items and family photos to personalize the apartments and make them more comfortable during these difficult times for the families. 

 With great support of my fellow Scouts, family and friends, I held my workdays on November 4th and 5th, 2017. Thank you to the many supporters who donated their time and resources to help me complete my Eagle Service Project. I have enjoyed my years of Scouting in Troop 266.

 Yours in Scouting,

Cadesman Brickley

Luke Hwang's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project took place at the LOAVES AND FISHES SOUP KITCHEN, located in the Third Ward of Houston. The goal of the project was to beautify the area around the soup kitchen by sanding/repainting the front fence and adding plants to the outdoor eating area. It is my hope that by improving the eating area, the less fortunate individuals who frequent the soup kitchen will have a better experience.
Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit soup kitchen located at 2009 Congress Ave. that serves nearly 95,000 meals annually, and is open all days of the week except Monday.

Thanks,
Luke Hwang

Alvin Oentoro's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project was at the Agape Development community garden in the Third Ward, Houston, Texas. The project improved the safety and aesthetics of the garden in order to help low income families to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables in an area which does not have many grocery stores nearby. The hope is that other families will come to use the garden in the future as they come to understand the benefits of producing your own food.
I repaired one garden bed, built a flower bed filled with different flowers, provided a picnic table, and built a new compost bin. Agape Development, a non-profit organization, is located in the Third Ward at 6401 Calhoun Rd., Houston, Texas. Agape Development helps people in need to improve their lives in positive ways.

Alvin Oentoro

Devon Watson's Eagle Project

I built an outdoor classroom for Lanier Middle School. It consists of multiple outdoor metal benches and tables on top of a crushed granite patio. This gives the Lanier Debate Team and Lanier Leadership an area to practice and learn.

Devon Watson

Ben Willcockson's Eagle Project

I made an outdoor classroom at Neff Elementary School. My project consisted of filling two planters with butterfly plants, as well as making two shade structures and two picnic tables that will go under the shade structures. This outdoor classroom will help the kids learn about the butterfly life cycle, and give them an outdoor space to use.

Ben Willcockson

Alan Ho's Eagle Project

For My Eagle Project, I refinished the wooden playground structure at the preschool playground at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in West University. The playground structure consists of three wooden sections, a landing with steps and slides, a bridge and a wooden shape ark which is similar to the biblical description of Noah’s Ark. The bridge connects the landing and the ark. I cleaned the entire wooden structure with a wood cleaner solution and then sprayed the entire structure with a penetrating oil wood finish weather protective coat.

The playground structure was built 25 years ago and needed a cosmetic facelift. The wood had soiled mildewed areas that needed to be removed. The protective coat provides a weatherproof exterior layer to the wood which will extend the longevity of the wood. This will give the children a playground structure that they can play on that will be mildew free and in a presentable condition.

Thanks,
Alan Ho

Ajay Ramsunder's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project was at the Meenakshi Temple in Pearland. The temple is a little run down in the sense that the outside area has not had much care. My project is to redo 3 flowerbeds in the front of the temple, I plan on doing this by taking out the soil from around the plants already inside, add wood and some new rose plants and then replace the soil. The roses will be perennial and will require little maintenance, causing it to beautiful all year round.
This will help as it will provide serenity to the people who are coming to pray and provide beauty to a rundown area. This is also important to me as I go to this temple and want it around for a long time.

Ajay Ramsunder

Noah Ryan's Eagle Project

My Eagle Project benefits the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul by setting up the processes and systems to sell donated items on line. They have a warehouse and two resale stores that receive thousands of pounds of donations every week. Most of the donations in the stores sell at a steep discount or don't sell at all as they are not something most of their local customers need.

My project set up a process to sort, document, post on line, and sell these items online where they will make the most money. I also set up a room with shelving for storage of these items and purchase a computer, printer, digital camera, postage machine and materials for posting the items.

Noah Ryan

James Quartey's Eagle Project

My Eagle project was to make 40 single layer no-sew fleece blankets for families who stay at the Children's Inn at NIH. The National Institute of Health (NIH), based in Bethesda, Maryland, is a government agency that conducts medical research to develop medicines and cures for rare diseases.

The Inn is like a home for children up to 25 years old and their families to stay when the go to NIH for research studies and medical care. They stay there for free, and the Inn has amenities and events that make them feel at home. Many of these families come from outside of the country and have to stay longer than expected. I realized that this, combined with the cold winters in the East Coast, could be a problem for them. Giving them these blankets would make them feel special during their treatment and help keep them warm.

James Quartey

David Cheek's Eagle Project

My Eagle project refurbished the outdoor stairs leading to the High Court of West University United Methodist Church, our charter organization. These stairs are used hundreds of times every day by people going into the church High Court, and so over time, they have fallen into disrepair. I completely striped the railings of their current paint, which is flaking badly, then repaint the railings with a fresh coat of weather resistant paint. I will also pressure-wash the steps, to restore them to a cleaner state.

David Cheek

Alex Van Manen's Eagle Project

My Eagle Scout Project was at the Nature Discovery Center. My Project was to dig up non-native evasive plants in a section and to replace them with chosen native plants. This will help get rid of the Nature Discovery Center's problem with non-native plants that negatively affect native plants and the local insects.
Once the native plants are planted, I will rope off the area to protect the plants from being trampled, and then I will water the plants for 1 month.

Alex Van Manen

Jack Lawter's Eagle Project

For my Eagle Scout Project, I redesigned the equipment room in the West University United Methodist Church by repainting, installing a shelving unit, and retiling. This will benefit the church by providing an organized way to store large amounts of equipment, add additional storage, and improve the aesthetic condition of the room.

Jack Lawter

Cameron Lewis's Eagle Project

My Eagle Scout project was at the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire Texas. built a ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant trail which will allow people with wheelchairs and other mobility issues or with strollers access from the sidewalk entrance to different areas in the park. The trail was constructed using concrete and decomposed granite. The Nature Discovery Center, a non-profit organization, is located in Russ Pitman Park at 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire Texas. Russ Pitman Park offers individuals, families and community groups a place to stroll, play, picnic and explore nature.

Cameron Lewis

Alexander Bergeron's Eagle Project

My Eagle project was located at The School for Young Children. I attended this school which taught me a lot and has helped me become the person I am today. This is why I want to give back to my former school. My project is to repair and replace 60 boards in an 8 ft high wooden fence that surrounds the playground at SYC. The project will benefit SYC by improving the safety and appearance of the fence.

Alexander Bergeron

Matthew Wong's Eagle Project

Casa De Esperanza (House of Hope) is a half-way home for children suffering from abuse and neglect, who are being placed in foster / adoptive care. Their need is great. Too often they are sent to their new homes with few belongings stored in nothing but a trash bag.

The purpose of my Eagle Scout project is to give these children a sense of worth and dignity as well as provide them with some basic necessities as they journey from home to home. My goal is to provide Casa de Esperanza with 100 duffle bags which I will fill with personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo, and eating sets. The bags and contents will cost about $40 each requiring need $4,000 dollars.

Matt Wong

Nick Fava's Eagle Project

I have been volunteering at the Emergency Aid Coalition for many years helping make sandwiches for people in need. When I would arrive, the clients waiting for sandwiches and other goods were standing or sitting on the ground. The way the clients had to wait bothered me and I wanted to make a change and help them. For my Eagle Project, I am building benches so the Emergency Aid Coalition's clients can wait in comfort.

Nick Fava

Carter Johnstone's Eagle Project

My was at the Houston Arboretum, and entailed collecting brush over a portion of the arboretum's forest, mulching this brush, and then returning this mulch back to the forest floor. After the drought of 2011 around 301 million trees died across the state of Texas. The Houston Arboretum suffered from the drought and much of its plant life died which created thick brush that still remains today. The project will speed up the natural succession and make the arboretum less susceptible to fire, reduce the amount of pests, and help restore the natural beauty of the arboretum.

I joined boy scouts early high school and it has provided me with life long memories. Please help me continue my journey.

Carter Johnstone