Five Eagle Boy Scouts and three Girl Scouts from Winston Park Troops 312 and 355, respectively, recently earned special honors through their community projects, estimated to involve more than 2,000 hours of service.
Leading over 300 volunteers, the Scouts earned several of Scouting’s highest honors, achieving Boy Scout Eagle Rank in Troop 312, and Girl Scout Gold and Bronze Awards for projects earned in Troop 355.
“Through these projects, the Scouts demonstrated leadership and commitment and courage; learning life lessons of planning, budgeting, and managing,” said Diana Hernandez, Troop 312 Leader. “Winston Park congratulates them on their dedication and service to our community.”
Scouts, ages and community projects:
Eagle Scout Joseph Nieves, 18, built a toucan nesting box at Zoo Miami.
Eagle Scout Matthew Moscoso, 17, planted a butterfly garden for pre-school children at the Lollipop Co-op School in Winston Park.
Eagle Scout Nicholas Hernandez, 16, built 10 bird feeder covers for Zoo Miami. Eagle Scout John Nieves, 16, planted 100 Christmas palm trees at the Winston Park K-8 Center.
Eagle Scout Luis Diaz Jr., 15, created a bicycle riding course at the Winston Park Community Center.
Monica Moscoso, 15, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for hosting the Halloween Carnival games and crafts at Winston Park Community Center.
Stephanie Diaz hosted Santa and Mrs. Claus visit at Winston Park Community Center.
Michelle Moscoso, Bronze Award recipient, donated 125 paper soldiers for a Veteran’s Day remembrance for patients at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.