EAC Discovery Park Campus benefits from a trio of Eagle Scout projects

Contributed Photo: Adam Donaldson stands in front of the benches he built for his Eagle Scout project.

By Paul Anger

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus (EACDPC) recently helped three Gila Valley Boy Scouts complete Eagle Scout projects. Andrew Kunz of Troop 5120, Adam Donaldson of Troop 5901, and Alec Judd of Troop 5129, each completed projects that benefitted EACDPC.

Andrew Kunz organized and led a group of several volunteers to cut and stack power poles donated by the Graham County Electric Co-op to build rustic entrance fences.

Contributed Photo: Andrew Kunz sits on the fencing he built for his Eagle Scout project.

Adam Donaldson created six wooden-backed benches for use throughout the campus. The wooden benches were treated to be weatherproof – allowing three of the benches to be placed under the shade structures along the “Nature’s Hideaway.”

Alec Judd designed and installed a 20’ sidewalk leading to the Adult Education Building from the new lighted parking area, replacing the original dirt pathway.

This sidewalk will be well-used as it guides visitors along the walkways to the Gov Aker Observatory where the campus’ administrative offices, educational galleries, 20” Tinsley Telescope and the “Polaris” Shuttle Simulator are located.

Contributed Photo: Alec Judd built this sidewalk for his Eagle Scout project.

Each of the Eagles Scout projects will include a metal plaque and photograph of the scout along with information about their project. Special thanks go to the volunteers and their families and friends for helping with the projects.

The EAC Discovery Park Campus offers a wide variety of opportunities to complete both service projects and Eagle Scout projects.

For more information and access to a list of available service and Eagle Scout projects at the EAC Discovery Park Campus, contact Paul Anger at (928) 428-6260 or paul.anger@eac.edu.