A Fresno Eagle Scout project will bring 350 volunteers to Fresno State from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, for Community Service Day to undertake a variety of campus beautification projects.

Chris Scott, 17, a sophomore at Clovis North High School and life scout from San Joaquin Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 35, organized the activities with the Fresno State facilities department to fulfill his final requirement to become an Eagle Scout.

Participants include volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints on Cedar Avenue, Scott’s fellow scouts from Troop 35 and their family members.

The projects they will tackle include:

  • Planting 100 trees to replace many that died due to the drought. Locations include the north side of Joyal Administration, University Student Union, north side of Smittcamp Alumni House, near Memorial Garden and near Bulldog Stadium.
  • Replacing sod in areas across campus, including the Viticulture and Enology Research Center and the south side of the Satellite Student Union.
  • Replacing shrub roses on the east end of the Kremen Education building.
  • Cleaning up and painting at the campus farm.
  • General campus clean-up.

One of the requirements for Eagle Scout is to plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project. Scott said he selected Fresno State for his project because his mother works at the University, and he hopes to attend in the future.