Scout Projects

Project Assistance

Thank you for considering partnering with the City of Sugar Land for your scout project! Sugar Land Parks & Recreation encourages Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to participate in enhancing our community, and we are happy to assist scouts between 14 and 18 years old in developing projects within the City of Sugar Land. 

Mentors/Adults: Please begin by completing the application to assist an Eagle Scout or Gold Award Candidate considering a volunteer project in conjunction with the City.

Scout-made bench at Cullinan Park

Project Process

Scout Candidates must be at least 14 years of age and allow a minimum of four months for the deadline of completing the project. The City of Sugar Land is not able to accept projects with "emergency" deadlines due to a Scout's impending eighteenth birthday. Projects are the responsibility of the scout. We encourage all scouts to personally correspond with department staff whenever possible.

Projects exist within the City of Sugar Land’s parks and trails and at various city facilities. Projects at any of these locations will be discussed and coordinated with Sugar Land Parks & Recreation after filling out the application form and receiving confirmation and appointment directions. The current project list will be reviewed at the appointment with the Scout candidate and project mentor or parent.

Step 1.  Complete the online application with project information (if available).

Step 2.  Receive an email confirmation of application acceptance.

Step 3.  Follow emailed instructions to schedule the initial appointment.

Project Guidelines

We recommend scouts to look around their neighborhoods and identify potential projects to be completed. We ask scouts to select projects that will have a positive and lasting impact on the community and require minimum upkeep from the City upon completion.

Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects are available on a first-come, first-served basis through:

  • Staff Generated Projects - Parks & Recreation Department staff generates a list of projects every year that are available for scouts to take on as their Eagle Award Projects.
  • Scout Proposals - The department 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 benefit to the city and the community, and falls within city guidelines.

Project Ideas

  • Picnic table with decomposed granite pad
  • Cedar fencing at Sugar Land Memorial Park parking lots
  • Butterfly Garden improvements and maintenance
  • Wildflower meadows
  • Reforestation at Brindley Trail
  • Boardwalk bridges
  • Rainwater harvest at Butterfly Garden/ shade cover
  • Invasive species (ragweed) removal / control pan and action at Cullinan Park
  • Irrigation area clearing and and wildflower installation and maintenance at Cullinan Park
  • Invasive and non-native vegetation removal and reforestation at Oyster Creek Park & Trial
  • Signage and wayfinding at Cullinan Park
  • Trail benches at Cullinan Park
  • Come up with your own project!
Fish String Recycling - Cullinan Park

For More Information

Please contact the City's Community Outreach division by email or by calling 281-275-2329.