Scouts: Eagle Projects and Gold Awards Trailbuilders

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Here's a sampling of some of the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Projects that have been done in partnership with the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders with supervision by certified Boy Scout Trail Boss Bron Draganov. Currently we have not had the opportunity to assist with Girl Scouts Gold Award projects however the Trailbuilders welcome all girls and boys who are looking to complete such projects to contact us to see what can be done in the Angeles National Forest.

Looking for an Eagle Project or Gold Award Project?


We have a Word document which contains suggested projects which You May Download Here (SGMTBEagleProjects.doc). If any of the projects listed in that document are of interest, please contact us! We may have other projects which have not be added to that document so be sure to email us and get on our mailing list.


Josh Parque
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Cougar Crest Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built a retaining wall and bench and restored 40 feet of trail
May 7, 2016
Josh Parque Eagle Project

Vincent Ouellette
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Cougar Crest Trail, Big Bear
Rock retaining wall
October 3, 2015
Vincent Ouellette Eagle Project

Jacob Na
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Inspiration Point Trail, Wrightwood
Replaced wooden steps for access and erosion control
August 22, 2015
Jacob Na Eagle Project

Andrew Herschberg
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Icehouse Canyon Trail, Icehouse Canyon
Built 120-foot-long rock retaining wall
October 25, 2014
Andrew Herschberg Eagle Project

Benjamin Pang
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Replacement of signs
October 18, 2014
Benjamin Pang Eagle Project

Cameron Shiner
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Icehouse Canyon Trail, Icehouse Canyon
Built erosion control wall
September 13, 2014
Cameron Shiner Eagle Project

Nick Taylor
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Lost Ridge Trail, Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Built steps
March 29, 2014
Nick Taylor Eagle Project

Noah Gershon
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Rincon Educational Center, San Gabriel Canyon
Rebuilt Historic Fence
March 15, 2014
Noah Gershon Eagle Project

Mark Summer
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Round Valley Trail, San Jacinto State Park
Built rock steps
October 13, 2013
Mark Summer Eagle Project

Brennan Hiebert
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
San Jacinto Mountains
Built rock steps
September 28, 2013
Brennan Hiebert Eagle Project

Thomas Challain
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Round Valley Trail, San Jacinto State Park
Constructed stone steps
September 14, 2013
Thomas Challain Eagle Project

Paul Miranda
Troop 414, Azusa, Calif.
Pinyon Ridge Trail, Crystal Lake
Replaced a wooden footbridge
September 9, 2013
Paul Miranda Eagle Project

Ronald Bennett
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Icehouse Canyon Trail, Icehouse Canyon
Built a wooden footbridge
July 13, 2013
Ronald Bennett Eagle Project

Sam Branine
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Boy Scout Traverse in San Jacinto State Park
Repaired wall and rock step
October 13, 2012
Sam Branine Eagle Project

Brayden Stitt
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built bridge
September 14-15, 2012
Brayden Stitt Eagle Project

Diego Bennett
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care, Big Pine
Built steps
September 1, 2012
Diego Bennett Eagle Project

Brent Niemerski
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Rebuilt historic Crystal Lake steps fence
June 2-3, 2012
Brent Niemerski Eagle Project

Adam Takatsuka
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built wood steps
April 28, 2012
Adam Takatsuka Eagle Project

Justin Na
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built rock wall and rock steps
October 22, 2011
Justin Na Eagle Project

Philip Todd
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Cougar Crest Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built a wall for erosion control
October 8, 2011
Philip Todd Eagle Project

James Griffin
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, Independence
Constructed a 100-foot long, 3-foot tall rock wall
August 26-28, 2011
James Griffin Eagle Project

Matthew Krasko
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear Lake
Built bridge
July 16-17, 2011
Matthew Krasko Eagle Project

Ben Hoffman
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, Independence
Restored stone staircase and wall, erected a sign
September 3-5, 2010
Ben Hoffman Eagle Project

Jack Pechac
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Mount San Jacinto State Park, Trail to Round Valley
Widened the trail
October 24, 2010
Jack Pechac Eagle Project

Zach Gleason
Troop 636, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear
Trail enhancements
August 7, 2010
Zach Gleason Eagle Project

Robert Charles
Troop: 675, Irvine, Calif.
East Fork Trail to the Bridge to Nowhere
Built trail steps
April 17, 2010
Robert Charles Eagle Project

Ben Kvisler
Troop 104, Arcadia, Calif.
East Fork Trail to the Bridge to Nowhere
Built steps and performed general trail improvements
April 11, 2010
Ben Kvisler Eagle Project

David Reed
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
East Fork Trail to the Bridge to Nowhere
Built trail steps
Completed December 5, 2009
David Reed Eagle Project

Ryan Takatsuka
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Gray's Peak Trail, Big Bear
Erosion prevention and trail steps
October 18, 2009
Ryan Takatsuka Eagle Project

Justin Montes
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Crystal Lake
August 29-30, October 4, 2008
Justice Montes Eagle Project

Nick Jenkins
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita
Trabuco Canyon
June 2-3, 2008
Jenkins Eagle Project

Charles Hughes
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
May 10, 2008
Hughes Eagle Project

Dan Matz
Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Cougar Crest Trail, Big Bear
September 8, 2007
Matz Eagle Project

Eric Parker
Troop 636, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Icehouse Canyon Trail
June 24-25 2006
Parker Eagle Project

Brandon Brewer
Icehouse Canyon
September 2005
Brewer Eagle Project


List of Eagle Projects

Most of these Eagle Project were preformed from about 2003 to present, with some dating back as for as 1999. Not all the projects were conducted by San Gabrial Mountain Trailbuilders but all involved a Trailbuilder member and equipment.

Crystal Lake Area:

  • Islip Ridge Benches
  • Islip Ridge Deadfall Removal
  • Windy Gap Slide
  • Crystal Lake Campground Stream Crossing
  • Gold Cup Stream Crossing
  • Soldier Creek Bridge
  • Lower Soldier Creek Slide
  • Pinyon Ridge Stream Crossing
  • Lower North Fork Switchbacks
  • Lower Soldier Creek Erosion Control

East Fork San Gabriel River:

  • Wooden Steps at Trailhead
  • Near End Rock Steps
  • High Water Bypass
  • Second Stream Crossing Steps
  • Mid-Way (Narrow) Rock Steps
  • Mid-Way High Water Bypass
  • Mid-Way Rock Steps
  • Mid-Way Rock Steps - Up and Down
  • Mid-Way Cliff Steps and Ledge Widening

Mount Baldy Drainage/Icehouse Canyon:

  • Lower Icehouse Canyon Trail Reconfiguration
  • Icehouse Canyon Concrete and Gabion Basket Step Across
  • Icehouse Canyon Rock Steps
  • Icehouse Canyon Spring Diversion
  • Icehouse Canyon Log Bridge
  • Chapman Trail Fencing

Big Bear/Mountaintop Area:

  • Cougar Crest Lower Erosion Control
  • Cougar Crest Mid-Erosion Control
  • Cougar Crest Mid-Erosion Control
  • Cougar Crest Rock Steps
  • Cougar Crest Switchback
  • Cougar Crest Upper Erosion Control
  • Gray's Peak Switchback
  • Castle Rock Steps
  • Castle Rock Switchback
  • Castle Rock Rock Wall & Steps
  • Siberia Creek Trail Bridge

Other:

  • San Jacinto State Park: Boy Scout Traverse Rock Wall
  • Modjeska Cactus Garden Trail
  • Modjeska Wildlife Sanctuary Bridge

Outside of Southern California:

  • St. George, Utah, Snow Creek Steps
  • Independence, CA, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery Rock Steps
  • Independence, CA, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery Rock Wall

The San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders updates this web site periodically and there is no guarantee that the information provided on this web site is accurate or up-to-date despite our efforts to check and verify the information provided. If you find anything to be inaccurate on this web site, please email us.