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Scouts Have Given $160K in Projects to City

City Council hears report on value of Eagle Scout projects in Johns Creek.

Eagle Scouts have contributed at least $160,000 in projects in Johns Creek since the city's formation six years ago.

The Johns Creek City Council on Monday heard a report on the scope of volunteer projects by Eagle Scouts, who fundraise all expenses.

Grant Hickey, communications director for the city, presented the report to the council at its Monday work session. According to the report, 152 projects have been completed since 2006, "that we're actually aware of," said Hickey. "We believe this is just a portion of projects across the city."

Council member Brad Raffensperger also pointed out that Scouts are often able to get project materials donated, so the value likely exceeds the $159,970 cited in the report. Hickey agreed, saying the actual number was probably double or triple that amount.

More than 30,000 volunteer hours were logged in the report, with the largest amount of projects taking place at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve (61), followed by places of worship (53) and schools (31).

"We're all very proud of the Eagles as well as Girl Scouts," said Mayor Mike Bodker during the work session. "We just continue to be amazed at the volume as well as the quality of young talent coming from the city."

See the PDF accompanying this article for the full report. 

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