Eagle Scout Project Involves Special Olympics

Taylor Brown became a Cub Scout when he was in kindergarten and soon found himself checking off requirements to earn badges and progress in the Boy Scouts. After spending nearly 12-years and earning 21 merit badges, Taylor found himself on the road to becoming an Eagle Scout. This required him to find a service project that he would plan, organize, lead and manage.

It did not take Taylor long to decide on a project. Over the years he participated in Boy Scout service projects and was always inspired by the joy exhibited by Special Olympics athletes. Taylor also has a cousin with intellectual disabilities and is personally touched by his struggles and triumphs.

For well over two years, Taylor was dedicated to leading the design and fabrication of 11 award podium sets for award ceremonies for Special Olympics events. The project took countless hours of dedication from concept to completion.

Taylor is grateful to local companies, individuals and fellow Boy Scouts who donated materials, resources and hours of hard work to help complete his complex Eagle projects. Companies worked with Taylor to donate: polyethylene sheets, wood, logos and slip-resistant mats. Fellow Scouts, friends and a few students from the University of Massachusetts Lowell donated many hours as well as engineering assistance including design and stress analysis.

Taylor is proud to have dedicated a large portion of time to a project that helped him earn his Eagle Scout badge but which also made him feel like he was making a difference in the lives of others.

Taylor is grateful to companies, individuals and fellow Boy Scouts who donated materials, resources and hours of hard work to help complete his complex Eagle projects. The companies, Spartech Technologies, Sudbury Lumber, Cape Ann Sign, and Safeguard Technology worked with Taylor to donate: polyethylene sheets, wood, logos and slip-resistant mats respectively. Fellow Scouts, friends, along with a few students and Professor Johnston from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, donated many hours as well as engineering assistance including design and stress analysis.

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