Boy Scout Projects at McFarlane

Boy Scouts of nearby Troops have contributed a number of projects to McFarlane Nature Park, beginning with the clearing of walking trails through the transitional pine to hardwood woodland.  Todd W. Avirett, Ben Sanden and Trey Greene organized scouts in this effort. Trails extend to the center of the woodland from three pedestrian entrances that were constructed by the scouts. Benches were also built within the woods. Fire Ring
The long white plank fence along the entrance drive was totally replaced as an Eagle Scout project by Ian D.Powell. This greatly enhanced the historic view of McFarlane as a place where polo ponies used to board and roam the three pastures on the property.The Farmhouse fence was restored as one of the first Eagle Scout Projects by Courtland Plichta.
Paul Stuk and friends provided a covered pavilion that welcomes many groups who meet to picnic at the park. Next to the pavilion, a fire ring built by John Paul Remorenko, and fellow scouts, safely contains flames for the annual yule log burning attended by nearby residents.
Stephen Spann headed a group who built council type seating in the back pasture that will handle groups of about 30 for nature presentations or scout meetings.
Many of the scouts have completed projects on their way to earning Eagle Scout status in their troops.

Scouts who have contributed to the park include:
Todd AvirettTroop 1011Field entrance, woodland trail and benches Nov. 1994
Charles R. "Rob" BishopTroop 1011Sixteen birdhouses and two bat houses Aug. 1997
Mark BleichnerTroop1011Picnic pavilion bench and movable benches Dec. 2002
Mack BrownTroop Restroom Landscaping and trail from pavilion Nov. 2005
Coleson ChaseTroop 1011six portable picnic tables with benches Mar. 1998
Nelson DeanTroop772Paint and restore farmhouse fence May 2002
Chase GreenTroop 1011Display Board for Bronze plaques Mar. 2001
Robert "Trey" Greene IIITroop 1011Field entrance, woodland trail, benches Oct. 1996
Jeff GanttTroop 772Paint and restore farmhouse fence Apr. 2002
David HimotTroop Improved Entrance Signage and Landscaping May 2007
Matt JarrattTroop 713Development of Case's Place Feb. 2005
Jason MabeTroop 714Winged Foot Circle entrance split rail fence and gate Oct. 1996
Courtland PlichtaTroop 1776Renovation of farmhouse fence Nov. 1994
Edward PooleTroop 1011assisted with stacked stone steps and railingsFeb., 2000
Ian D. PowellTroop 70White fence along entry drive Jul. 1997
Allan RaulersonTroop 797split rail fence, establish picnic area in stable yard Nov. 2001
John Paul RemorenkoTroop 1011Fire pit with seating Nov. 2001
Ben SandenTroop 1011Field Entrance,woodland trail and benches Dec. 1995
Stephen SpannTroop 1011Council seating Oct. 1997
Paul StukTroop 1011Picnic pavilion May 1998
Terran VieheTroop 1011Eight picnic tables with benches Apr. 1996
We hope to honor each of the scouts who have contributed to McFarlane. Please send us a note if anyone has been overlooked or if any of this information is not accurate.