Sixteen-year-old Brayden Lee of Louisiana has been an active member of Boy Scouts of America since he was in second grade. He’s also treasurer of the LaSalle High School FFA in Olla, La. In September 2018, those two worlds collided for Lee, and it was a win for everyone in the community.
“I was working to earn my Eagle Scout award, which is the highest rank you can achieve in Boy Scouts and takes many years,” says Lee, a junior at LaSalle High School. “The last step of the process is to lead a project that will benefit your school or community.”
One year earlier, in the fall of 2017, LaSalle High School’s already outdated greenhouse had been severely damaged in a storm, rendering it useless to the school’s agriculture program.
“I decided I wanted to restore the greenhouse as my Eagle Scout project,” Lee says. “I wanted to make it even better than it had been before.”