Do you know of any eagle scout projects?

Question:

I have two young men looking for eagle scout projects. They would like to do something for the fish and game. One asked about sagebrush restoration or other indigenous plant restoration. But they would be willing to take on several other projects. Generally eagle projects take 100 to 150 man hours and need to have challenging leadership building traits. Please let me know if there is a certain person I need to contact for this information.

Answer:

Idaho Fish and Game has a long history of working with Eagle Scout candidates and is happy to continue the tradition.  Here are a few bits of information that may help you find the right person to talk to:

Idaho Fish and Game operates out of seven regions in the state.  Most regions have a volunteer coordinator and this is the best person to initially contact about Eagle Scout projects.  To find out who your coordinator is visit this link https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/about/volunteer/   The volunteer coordinator may have potential projects available or can direct you to a staff member that is looking to work with a scout.

Remember that projects are not always available and different years and seasons provide different opportunities.  Some years we are able to work with many scouts and other years our jobs demand that we focus our time and attention to other responsibilities. 

Please contact us with plenty of lead time as it is much easier to work out a project with time to spare.  We appreciate hearing potential project ideas from the scout and also appreciate enthusiasm.  The Eagle Scout canditate himself should be making the contact.

We look forward to working with you in the future!