SGT Project Ideas for Scouts

Madison's Eric Marsh constructed a beautiful sitting area and Trailhead sign

Madison scout Eric Marsh constructed a beautiful sitting area and Trailhead sign

Shoreline Greenway Trail Projects for Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Seekers

SGT has identified several construction and environmental projects appropriate for earning advanced scouting status. Please contact Ginny Raff for more information.

• Eastern Trailhead Sign. We are building a parking lot that will be important and highly visible as the Eastern Trailhead for the whole trail from New Haven to Madison. A trailhead sign near the parking lot will serve many purposes including trail etiquette, map, recognition of donors and volunteers, etc. We will provide the content to be placed on the sign if a Scout will build the sign.

• Educational Signage for Water Garden. The parking lot is designed to be environmentally sensitive with a water garden to catch run-off. We are looking for a scout to research, design, and install a sign that explains what a water garden is and why it is beneficial. Our volunteers can help to guide the research and development.

Branford Boy Scouts building Birch Road Trailhead sign

Branford Boy Scouts building Birch Road Trailhead sign

• Bench and Interpretive Signage overlooking Salt Marsh. Design, construct and install an interpretive sign explaining the importance of the salt marsh, what lives there, and how it affects the environment could be placed along the trail overlooking the marsh. A bench at the same location would give people a place to relax and contemplate the beautiful marsh view.

• Birdwatching Projects. Design, construct and install an interpretive sign about shore birds and a bench overlooking an area where there are good bird watching opportunities.

• A Study of Trail Usage. Counting and documenting the numbers and types of trail users. This would have tremendous impact on the future of trail as we seek funding and permitting.

• Planting. Various areas need to be planted with native, easily maintained species to make them more attractive and to provide bird and wildlife habitat.