Daniel Bryant completes Eagle Scout project

Published 12:05 am Thursday, May 11, 2023

West Forsyth junior built three garden boxes for his school

Daniel Bryant has been involved in scouting since first grade. He said he has always been interested in the environment.
And thanks to one of his middle school teachers at Hanes, Bryant gained inspiration for his Eagle Scout project that he recently completely constructing at West Forsyth.
Bryant, a junior, built three garden boxes at West in between the office building and Titan Terrace.
“When I started brainstorming ideas for my Eagle project, my experience with my garden club at Hanes Middle School kept sticking with me,” Bryant said. “My seventh-grade English teacher, Ms. Flanagan, was one of the sponsors. Once or twice a week, we’d go out and plant, we’d weed and water plants and I really enjoyed doing that. I originally thought about building the boxes in town, but after talking to a few teachers at school, they were very interested in the idea of having some at West.”
Sherry Billings, the FACS teacher, and Sara Billings, who works as a TA with the OCS students, encouraged Bryant to build the boxes at school so the foods classes could use them, and the OCS students and members of the school’s garden club could help maintain them.
“I’ve already seen Ms. Billings and some of the OCS students out working on them, which was nice,” Bryant said.
“The plan is to fill them with tomatoes, herbs, some lettuce — just some summer-type vegetables that the food classes can use. I’ve already heard a lot of positive feedback. Having a garden bed is something that is tangible, and you can keep working on and see the results from it.”
Bryant, who is a member of Troop 719 based at Sharon United Methodist Church in Lewisville, began the planning process last spring and said that work was completed on the boxes on April 6.
He said that he will likely receive his Eagle Scout Award sometime in August.