Galveston County encourages Galveston County Eagle Scouts and is happy to assist in the development of projects. Galveston County Parks & Cultural Services receives numerous requests annually for Eagle Scout volunteer projects. The Department has established the following application process to assist an Eagle Scout candidate contemplating a volunteer project in conjunction with the County.
Please note that the Eagle Scout candidate must allow a minimum of four months to the project completion deadline. The Galveston County does not accept projects with "emergency" deadlines due to a Scout's impending 18th birthday. Projects exist within the Galveston County’s parks and trails and at various County facilities. Eagle Scouts who are interested in pursuing a project with Galveston County Parks & Cultural Services are required to fill out an application form. To request an application form, please call (409) 934-8100. Once complete, please send the form to:
Julie Diaz, Director
Galveston County Parks & Cultural Services
4102 Main St. (FM 519)
La Marque, TX 77568
Or return the form via email to email@example.com
After the application has been reviewed, the applicant will be called within 10 business days and given the phone number of the appropriate staff member who will act as the contact for the project. The applicant must call the project contact to set up a meeting to discuss the details of the project.
It is recommended that Scouts look around their neighborhoods and identify projects that could be completed. Please select projects that will have a lasting effect on the community and not require a lot of upkeep from the County. Eagle Scout projects are available on a first-come basis through the following means:
Staff Generated Projects - The department staff generates a list of projects every year, which are available to Scouts to take on as their Eagle Award Projects.
Scout-Proposed Projects – Galveston County Parks & Cultural Services welcomes and encourages project proposals from Scouts seeking their Eagle Award. The feasibility of project proposals will be judged on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not the project is a need or benefits the County and the community, as well as to determine if the project falls within County guidelines.