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Literal Eagle Scout helps clean South Maple Hollow Trail

Jan 09, 2020 04:43PM ● By Travis Barton

By Travis Barton | [email protected]

Earning your Eagle Scout is great. Having a bald eagle present as you receive your Eagle Scout is another level. SunCrest resident Adam Sweat, 13, had a live eagle at his court of honor this past fall to commemorate earning his Eagle Scout. Adam has 28 merit badges up to this point. His eagle project involved restoring the South Maple Hollow Trail where a few years ago, a storm blew through, disfiguring the trail with fallen trees and mistaken pathways. Along with 28 volunteers, Adam planted four trees and did erosion control by cleaning up the fallen trees and clearing the trail. “The South Maple Hollow Trail is now easier to navigate where mountain bikers, hikers and horsemen will be able to enjoy for years to come,” Adam said. (Photos courtesy Adam Sweat)