Not Your Father’s Eagle Project

Scouts of the 21st Century are used to emerging technologies. They include GPS, drones, smartphones, tablets, and more.

Mark Ray | Writer

Birdhouses. Toy drives. Hiking trails. Flag retirement ceremonies. Park benches.

Those words describe just a few of the tried and true Eagle Scout projects that are done by countless Scouts across the country each year. There’s nothing wrong with those ideas, but there’s also nothing that says Scouts can’t be a little more creative.

Or a lot more creative, in the case of Skyler Chapman from Lehi, Utah. Skyler made the local news recently for his truly unique project: fixing a traffic problem in his hometown. According to a Fox 13 report, he used a camera drone and a team of traffic observers to figure out just why traffic was building up for long periods at one particular intersection. (Spoiler alert: the problem was the lack of a dedicated turn lane.) Armed with the data he’d collected and the results of resident surveys, Skyler crafted a…

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Author: joselepervanche

Professor of Management & Information Technology

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