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The City of Coppell Parks and Recreation Department is proud to act as beneficiary to Eagle Scout Service Projects completed within the parks system. Eagle Scouts inquiring about a service project are encouraged to visit all parks and trails systems and brainstorm a project to propose. (See list of Parks) One of the primary purposes of the Eagle Scout service project is to learn and enhance leadership skills. Per the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, parents and others may help, but the Scout must be the leader and primary point of contact throughout the project. All proposed project concepts must be preapproved by the Parks and Recreation Department prior to planning and proceeding with the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. Please note that the Parks and Recreation Department has limited resources and may not be able to accommodate all project proposals.
Step by Step Process per City of Coppell guidelines:
1. Brainstorm ideas that you feel will benefit the City of Coppell. Be creative - this is your project!
2. Submit the following via email to the Parks department - firstname.lastname@example.org:
A. Parks and Recreation Project Application Proposal
Please allow for 5-7 business days from initial submittal of the project proposal to hear back from Parks staff before proceeding to schedule a meeting (Step 3).
3. Coordinate with City staff to discuss and review the service project proposal in-person. Parks staff is available the first Monday of each month at 4pm to meet with scouts. Please RSVP at least 2 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Eagle Scout mentors are invited to be involved in the meeting.
A. After this meeting, City staff will discuss your project with the Parks staff and other necessary departments for initial approvals and communicate the decision to you via email.
4. After all approvals have been met for the Project Proposal; the Scout will schedule a second meeting with City staff to discuss the logistics laid out in the Scout Service Project Workbook and obtain necessary signatures needed.
5. Upon approval of Scout Service Project Workbook, scout must maintain monthly communication with Parks staff regarding project updates and timeline.
A. A staff member will plan to be present on the day of the project.
6. Obtain the final signatures needed for completed service project and discuss recognition opportunities.
The City of Coppell commends you for your accomplishments to date with the Scouts of America organization and wishes you the best of luck in your Eagle Scout endeavor.