Athan’s mission was to clear and improve an outdoor reading environment for the children, which required clearing weeds, leveling out a 14-foot by 20-foot area, installing plants with irrigation, building benches and adding roof shingles to the pop-up library station. He had to create a project development plan, fundraise and recruit helpers to assist in the project.
Prerequisites for earning the rank of Eagle Scout include earning a minimum of 21 merit badges, demonstrating Scout spirit and leadership. After these requirements are met, a Scout must complete an Eagle Scout board of review. Only four percent of boys who join Scouting attain the rank of Eagle Scout.