Clear Path for Veterans Trail now has GPS Mapping

Pictured are Jonathan Becker of Canastota and one of his crew members working on his  Eagle Scout project, which consisted of blazing a trail in Chittenango with GPS tracking for veterans.

(Chittenango, Canastota, NY – Oct. 2012) Clear Path for Veterans, located in Chittenango, now has a GPS mapping of a trail thanks to Jonathan Becker, 17, of Canastota.

It was Becker’s Eagle Scout project. Through the delegation of his team and determination, his project was a success, and fulfills the community service requirement needed for advancing to Eagle Scout rank.

After the completion of his project Becker said, “The most rewarding part of this project was that it benefitted the veterans. I learned a lot about leading a group, proper planning, and logistics.”

Becker and his team worked in the dense woods and removed many stumps, small trees, and rocks before blazing trails for hikers to enjoy. He also worked with a mapping expert to overlay the data onto an aerial photo of the property, creating an official map. The entire project was funded through fundraising efforts and out-of-pocket expenses.

When asked about what being an Eagle means to him, he said,

“Being an Eagle Scout means that you are among the best of the best,” Becker said, when asked about what being an Eagle meant to him. “It is a very exclusive honor that is given only to those who show great character, knowledge, and leadership.”

Becker has been participating in Scouting since he was 7 years of age.  Next fall, Becker plans to attend college where he will pursue a career in business administration.

 

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