Eagle Scout project for SNC Tahoe bike repair station seeks funding | SierraSun.com

Eagle Scout project for SNC Tahoe bike repair station seeks funding

Edward Parkhill is a sophomore at Incline High School.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Edward Parkhill is a Life Scout. He is a sophomore at Incline High School and a dual-enrollment student at Sierra Nevada College.

He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) since second grade and earned his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts Pack 37 in Incline Village. He has attended scout camps in Texas and Oklahoma.

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout requires a progression through the BSA ranks of advancement, earning a minimum of 21 merit badges (13 that are required) and serving in a leadership position for the troop, then planning, developing, and providing leadership for a service project.

The scout must then pass a Scoutmaster’s conference and an Eagle Board of Review. Once all are completed successfully, he earns the rank of Eagle.

Edward has developed an Eagle Project that will install a bicycle repair station at Sierra Nevada College. He recognized the need for a solution to promote one of the College’s primary goals; sustainability.

The bike repair station will be installed on the SNC campus; it is intended to encourage more students to ride their bikes.

The idea came to him when his sisters told him about the repair stations on the University of Florida campus. Edward also discovered that the UC Davis campus, where biking is strongly encouraged, features these repair stations.

SNC has been very supportive of his efforts and have approved the location for the installation.

Dr. Alan Walker, President of SNC, and an Eagle Scout himself, said, “This is a very promising initiative from a local Scout that we are happy to support. The entire student body and the community will benefit.”

Will Hoida, Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities at SNC, who has worked with Edward to select the site, said he is excited to have this new bike repair station at the College.

The installation is scheduled this spring once the fundraising effort is complete. The target is to raise $2,400.

All donations large and small are appreciated. You can send checks to Eagle Scout Project, PO Box 4974, Incline Village, NV 89450.

Checks should be made out to BSA Troop 37 (include E Parkhill Eagle Project on the memo line).

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