Please “Go Fund Me” says the Eagle Scout

It’s great to see young people. doing great work in the community!  Here is a story that one Taylor Waddell asked us to post on his behalf.


My name is Taylor Waddell I am a Boy Scout with Troop 558 in West  Allis  and I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Project. First off an Eagle Project is the final service project a boy scout has to take in order to achieve the final rank of Eagle. The Eagle rank is renowned for its skill to achieve but also for the great qualities such as kindness, courage and thriftiness that are seen in someone with the rank. My project is to install Dero Fixit Bike fixing stations along the Hank Aaron  and Oak leaf state trails.

The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.

This project has been approved by the Director of the Hank Aaron Trail.  These Bike fixing stations are equipped with many tools used to repair bikes, an air pump and are also very durable and weather resistant. As these stations are very high tech, the cost is around 1000$ each. I plan to install a minimum of 1 of these along these trails. The reason why I chose this as my project is because in recent years biking has become very popular, and with the creation of these new state trails, it has increased even more in the Milwaukee area. These stations would help the many people using the trails each year to better commute and enjoy the trails when their bikes are broken and need repair at  no cost. These stations could increase the use of the trails and biking in your community, and may help to increase travel to your business along these trails. Your contribution would make a big difference within your community and the trail’s users.

Taylor needs your support, and has a deadline before September 22nd.


2 thoughts on “Please “Go Fund Me” says the Eagle Scout

  1. Taylor

    Have you heard of the BSA Hornaday Badge? Your Eagle Project may qualify you to receive the Hornaday Badge (if you have the prerequisite conservation merit badges). Click the Website link to rad the booklet I put together on these prestigious awards – and write to me at

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