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    • In our unit guys typically come up with their own projects. Some have known since they were Cubs what they wanted to do. Others got ideas later in their career. Some have zero clue what they want to do. We had one kid who knew what he wanted to do since Kindergarten. True story. Even made it on to the Boys' Life Eagle Project idea site. Locally, we have several resources the boys use to get ideas: Our CO. Sitting down and asking them what they need is a big help to both. Our local school district or the schools themselves. Local city departments (e.g., parks, community centers, etc.). Senior centers or homes. The boys' own religious institution. Neighborhood centers (private) or communities (e.g. community pools, playgrounds, sanctuaries, museums, etc.). Food banks or other non-profits. I am sure I am missing a bunch but this is where most of the end up benefiting. 
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