Wilton scouts earn Eagle

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Wilton Troop 20 Boy Scouts Purab Angreji, Cole Avallone, and Adam and Evan Harley recently earned the title of Eagle Scout — the highest achievement or rank attainable in Boy Scouting — and were celebrated for their accomplishment during an Eagle Court of Honor in Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room on Nov. 23.

For his Eagle Scout project, Adam installed three new wood duck boxes in Woodcock Nature Center’s pond. The wood duck is a species of perching duck, common to riparian environments, wooded swamps and freshwater marshes, and Woodcock has been looking to expand its habitat for waterfowl. Adam’s boxes are designed to help boost the waterfowl population by providing artificial nesting structures for the birds.

Adam’s brother, Evan, also did his Eagle Scout project at Woodcock, where he designed, built, and installed a new kiosk at the Gilly Lane trailhead. The nature center’s previous kiosk was dilapidated and in need of replacement.

For their Eagle Scout projects, Cole and Purab each led a team that designed, built and installed a total of six new raised wooden garden beds for the Neighborhood Garden at Trackside Teen Center. The garden is used to grow vegetables that are donated to the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry, as well as flowers that are used to make fresh flower arrangements for the Wilton Senior Center. As part of their projects, Cole and Purab also broke down and removed four dilapidated wooden garden beds that were in need of replacement.