My name is Clayton Didier and I am a Life Scout with Scouts BSA Troop 562 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. I am working towards my Eagle rank and have spent the past 6 months working on the planning for my Eagle Service Project. My scouting career began in Tallahassee, Florida with Cub Scout Pack 38 and Boy Scout Troop 118. With my current troop I hold the Leadership position of Scribe. I have been extremely fortunate to have participated in so many diverse Scouting activities that have served the community as well as have provided leadership to my fellow Scouts. Some of these activities have contributed to my completion of almost 150 community service hours, 54 camping nights, and 29 merit badges. Additionally, to grow in Scouting with my family, I have attended both the National Jamboree in 2017 and the World Jamboree held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2019.
To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout I must complete a service project. I live in a unique area that has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches along with some expansive state forests. As many know this area has had extensive growth and building over the past 30 years which has taken a toll on the state parks, Coastal Dune Lakes, and their natural habitat. I want to help ensure the natural habitat can survive and therefore took on the project to plant 1500 native Long-Leaf pines over a 13 acre area of Grayton Beach State Park. This is a project the state park intended to take on but were unable to due to the lack of support and funding. Your donation will go towards purchasing the tree seedlings, tools, and equipment I will need to complete the planting.
Normally I would have taken a different fund raising route but in light of Covid-19 restrictions, most activities have halted. If you are able to help in any way I will sincerely appreciate it.