The service team continues work on the lake Anawanna project. Great progress has been made so far, however due to the amount of debris and silt that accumulated the project scope has grown. The team is currently looking for support with either equipment or finances for rental equipment to complete the project.
The third annual NESA Career mentoring program is more than halfway completed. The group met on January 22 for introductions and training on how to get the most out of the program. A workshop was held for the younger adult eagles on February 5 to help formulate goals and prepare career action plans.
On Saturday June 21st 2014, 15 members of the Pittsburgh NESA chapter met at the Heritage scout reservation ranger’s office for a day of service. The morning started off overcast and humid but that didn’t slow our team down. Our first task was building platforms and tent frames for a new easy access campsite located in camp Freedom close to the dining hall.
With the help of Eagle Scout – Bruce McElhaney (President) Maxxco Inc., Pittsburgh NESA began the arduous task of rebuilding the lake at Camp Anawanna. The lake was mostly destroyed years back with damaging runoff as an upper lake was breached and emptied. After years of sitting mostly drained with excessive silt build up and a severely damaged spillway, efforts are underway to excavate the lake, rebuild the spillway and breathe new life into the lake.
If you know a great Eagle Scout looking for a job point them to the NESA Pittsburgh page at www.pgh-nesa.com where they can link to our job board. There they can post their resume and review current openings posted by managers seeking employees who live by the foundations of Scouting.
Pittsburgh NESA is currently accepting applicants for the annual career mentoring program starting in late February and running through mid summer. The primary objective of the program is to match younger adult Eagles (“mentees”) with more experienced Eagles (“mentors”) in their chosen fields of interest.
Eagle Court of Honor Team Being Formed
Did you have an Eagle Court of Honor that was well planned, exciting, inspiring, caused other scouts to say “I want to become an Eagle to have a ceremony like that?” Would you like to help other new Eagles and their families have a similar experience? If so, we need your help!
The Service Team continues to develop under the new Strategic Plan adopted NESA Pittsburgh in 2013. The overall goal of the Service Team is to support our Camps and District Assets with skilled and non-skilled ‘Eagle’ labor dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of facilities and grounds.