Photos of the Week
Friday, February 2, 2018
Informational signage was one of the last items on the list for Myrtle Beach’s bicycle and pedestrian trails through the Market Common area, but newly-minted Eagle Scout Nick Golden solved that issue. A Boy Scout member with Troop 801, Golden chose to create and improve wayfinding signs along the trails as his Eagle Scout Project.
Golden designed 10 signs and three kiosks for currently unmarked trails in the Market Common district. He led the project, but troop members joined him for installation. An Eagle Scout Project gives young people the opportunity to demonstrate leadership while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Golden is a 15-year old student at the Scholars Academy in Conway. As project leader, he was responsible for raising $1,000 to complete the work. Golden raised more than enough money through a letter campaign to fund his idea.
The markers installed throughout the Market Common district designate the Farrow, Meyers, Coventry, Maverick and Woodland Trails. Riders and walkers can now use the signage to track their journey on the trails and identify their location in case of an emergency. The kiosks also provide additional information about the trails and the area.
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