1. Boy Scouts of nearby Troops have contributed many projects to McFarlane Nature Park, beginning with clearing walking trails through the transitional pine to hardwood woodland. Todd W. Avirett, Ben Sanden and Trey Greene organized scouts in this effort. Trails extend to the center of the woodland from three pedestrian entrances that were constructed by the scouts. Benches were also built within the woods.

McFarlane Nature Park
McFarlane Nature Park

2. The long white plank fence along the entrance drive was totally replaced as an Eagle Scout project by Ian D.Powell. This greatly enhanced the historic view of McFarlane as a place where polo ponies used to board and roam the three pastures on the property.

3. The Farmhouse fence was restored as one of the first Eagle Scout Projects by Courtland Plichta.

McFarlane Nature Park
McFarlane Nature Park

4. Paul Stuk and friends provided a covered pavilion that welcomes many groups who meet to picnic at the park. Next to the pavilion, a fire ring built by John Paul Remorenko, and fellow scouts, safely contains flames for the annual yule log burning attended by nearby residents.

Scouts Who Have Contributed To The Park

Many scouts contributed to the park. Here are their names.

# Name Troop Project Date
1 Todd Avirett Troop 1011 Field entrance, woodland trail and benches 11/01/1994
2 Courtland Plichta Troop 1776 Renovation of farmhouse fence 11/01/1994
3 Ben Saden Troop 1001 Field entrance, woodland trail and benches 12/01/1995
4 Isaac Terry Troop 400 Tack shed entrance and erosion control 04/01/1996
5 Terran Viehe Troop 1011 Eight picnic tables with benches 04/01/1996
6 Robert "Trey" Greene III Troop 1011 Field entrance, woodland trail, benches 10/01/1996
7 Jason Mabe Troop 714 Winged Foot Circle entrance split rail fence and gate 10/01/1996
8 Ian D. Powell Troop 70 White fence along entry drive 07/01/1997
9 Charles R. "Rob" Bishop Troop 1011 Sixteen birdhouses and two bat houses 08/01/1997
10 Stephen Spann Troop 1011 Council seating 10/01/1997
11 Coleson Chase Troop 1011 Six portable picnic tables with benches 03/01/1998
12 Paul Stuk Troop 1011 Picnic pavilion 05/01/1998
13 Edward Poole Troop 1011 Assisted with stacked stone steps and railings 02/01/2000
14 Chase Green Troop 1011 Display board for bronze plaques 03/01/2001
15 Allan Raulerson Troop 797 Split rail fence, establish picnic area in stable yard 11/00/2001
16 John Paul Remorenko Troop 1011 Fire pit with seating 11/01/2001
17 Matthew Haecker Troop 1011 2002
18 Jeff Gantt Troop 772 Paint and restore farmhouse fence 04/01/02
19 Nelson Dean Troop 772 Paint and restore farmhouse fence 05/01/02
20 Mark Bleichner Troop 1011 Picnic pavilion bench and movable benches 12/01/2002
21 Matt Jarratt Troop 713 Development of Case's Place 02/01/2005
22 Mack Brown Troop Restroom landscaping and trail from pavilion 11/01/2005
23 David Himot Troop Improved entrance signage and landscaping 05/01/2007
24 David Schultz Troop 400 Enhanced Winged Foot Circle entrance 07/01/2010
25 Austin Adams Troop 200 Identification of mature trees throughout the park 03/01/2011
26 William Rossman Troop 1011 Split rail and steps behind the stable 05/01/2012
27 Robert Fleischel Troop 713 Purple Martin condo and other birdhouses 10/01/2012
28 Ben Jarratt Troop 713 Renewal of Case's Place 10/01/2012
29 Travis Adams Troop 200 Woodland Split rail 11/01/2012
30 Beau Jarratt Troop 713 Winged Foot Circle entrance and split rail 02/01/2013
31 Jason Outwater Troop 797 Two flag poles 03/01/2013
32 Sam Milam Troop 1011 Barbecue fireplace 06/01/2013
33 Jackson Call Troop Bridge over fern swale 2014
34 Aiden Hedley Troop 1011 Stoned entrance to east pasture 11/01/2020
35 Zach Vogel Trool 797 Split rail fencing in woodland 11/01/2020
36 Joshua LaVoy Troop 1011 Path development through tree break 01/01/2021

We hope to honor each of the scouts who have contributed to McFarlane. Please send us a note if anyone has been overlooked or if any of this information is not accurate. Email us!