Following is a guest blog by Boy Scouts Life Scout DJ Kempson, who worked with CAP, his troop and family to improve parts of the CAP Trail. The CAP Trail runs along the CAP canal traversing Maricopa, Pinal Pima counties. The trail is planned for multiple recreational uses (i.e. walking, jogging equestrian use and bicycling). To learn more about the CAP Trail, click here.
By DJ Kempson, Boy Scout – Life Scout
My name is DJ Kempson. I'm a Life Scout, which is the last rank before Eagle, in Salt River District, Troop 17. In May of this year, I was looking for an Eagle project idea. A boy’s Eagle project is supposed to prove they can be a leader and accomplish something for their community. I was on my bike ride with my family along the CAP Trail in North Phoenix and parts of the trail seemed to be confusing or full of brush. After the bike ride, I thought that cleaning up the trail and adding trail markers to help people navigate the paths better would be a great Eagle project because this trail is used by many people in the community.