ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (December 6, 2017) — It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, and Cabarrus County resident Steven Campbell has almost attained the distinction following his completion of a service project at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park).
Campbell installed a fire pit along the rock wall in the quarry area for climbers and other visitors to enjoy while at the park. A member of Boy Scout Troop 24 of Bass Pro Shops in Concord, Campbell has been a Boy Scout for eight years, and has visited Rocky Face Park with his troop and family many times.
“I first heard about Rocky Face Park through a climbing enthusiast with the Boy Scouts,” Campbell stated. “Our troop came out to climb, and now my family and I come out frequently to have personal adventures. It is one of my favorite camping and recreational areas.”
He had to research various fire pit designs, and chose one that could be assembled at the desired location. On Saturday, December 2, Campbell and his family, with the help of some other Boy Scouts, began the work by digging out the area and installing the fire pit.
Campbell began the project in November, doing fundraising by selling hotdogs at Bass Pro Shops in Concord while researching the design and necessary materials. He began working on the installation in December. Campbell estimates that he worked about 70 hours on this project.
Now that the project itself is complete, the Eagle Board of Review for the Boy Scouts of America must inspect the work and go through the review process. Upon approval, Campbell will officially become an Eagle Scout.