Eagle Scout project opens the Kolekole Hiking Trail

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photos courtesy of Amy Moore Boy Scout Brian Moore, right, cuts boards to form natural steps on the Kolekole Trail for his Eagle Scout project. He receives guidance from Pfc. Lukas Gregory of Fort Shafter’s 5th Engineer Detachment.

Photos courtesy of Amy Moore
Boy Scout Brian Moore, right, cuts boards to form natural steps on the Kolekole Trail for his Eagle Scout project. He receives guidance from Pfc. Lukas Gregory of Fort Shafter’s 5th Engineer Detachment.

Maj. Christopher Berge
25th Infantry Division
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Four Soldiers from the 5th Engineer Detachment, 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, volunteered for the March 7 Eagle Scout project.

Their effort provided a lion’s share of the manpower and technical construction skills required for several of the tasks to complete the project.

Their presence also provided Scout Brian Moore the opportunity to exercise leadership with adults outside of Troop 24, which is a valuable experience that will pay him dividends in the future.

Boy Scout Cristian Harris, left, and Pfc. Lukas Gregory of Fort Shafter’s 5th Engineer Detachment cut posts to form new stairs on the Kolekole Trail.

Boy Scout Cristian Harris, left, and Pfc. Lukas Gregory of Fort Shafter’s 5th Engineer Detachment cut posts to form new stairs on the Kolekole Trail.

On March 7, crews cleared brush, emplaced several guideposts and stairs, and prepared the trail for DOD ID cardholders.

This Saturday, March 14th, Troop 24 will finish the remaining tasks required to reopen the Kolekole Trail following a 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting (or untying of the lei) ceremony.

Scout Brian Moore said that he is looking forward to completing this project, not only as a requirement to earn his Eagle Scout rank, but also for his community.
(Note: Berge is the chief of Facilities for 25th ID.)

Kolekole Trail
Open following dates:
• March 14, 2-6:30 p.m.
• March 15, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
• April 4-5, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Community, Community Relations

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *