10th Eagle Scout Project Completed At Hoke Community Forest

Hoke Community Forest is a great place for Eagle Scout projects. A local scout, Stephen from Raeford, NC, recently completed the 10th project on the property, building an outdoor amphitheater classroom to be used by school groups and other visitors.

As with all Eagle Scout projects, Stephen’s was quite a challenge: He was required to fundraise for the project; purchase materials; recruit volunteers; organize the construction of the benches; and clear and grade the site for the seating. Stephen’s fundraising efforts actually exceeded the total cost of the project, resulting in an additional donation designated for further improvements at Hoke Community Forest. Stephen’s contribution will provide students and other visitors the opportunity to learn firsthand about the forest’s important and unique ecosystem.

Hoke County and The Conservation Fund are extremely grateful to ALL the Eagle Scouts who have contributed to expanding the recreational and educational opportunities at Hoke Community Forest. In addition to Stephen’s outdoor classroom, Eagle Scouts have built trails, fences, a campsite, a fishing access point and constructed and placed signage throughout the property.

These scouts have demonstrated leadership, ingenuity, and persistence. We applaud their achievements!