A Scout's Eagle project could save a life.
Gordon Greer, of Burbank Boy Scout Troop 209, received the rank of Eagle Scout during his Eagle Court of Honor in February. This is the highest rank a member can receive in Scouting.
In addition to earning all the required merit badges, Gordon had to complete an Eagle project. This includes planning, developing and giving leadership to others in a project that benefits one's community.
With the help of his fellow Boy Scouts, he constructed mileage and altitude markers, planting them every half-mile from the base of Stough Canyon Nature Center to the first radio tower.
These markers will not only be helpful to hikers, but also be beneficial to Burbank search and rescue teams when determining the location of someone who may be hurt or lost.