Crestview Boy Scout donates Eagle project to Crestview NWFSC campus

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Patrice Williams, the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center’s director, Boy Scout Brandon Woods and Troop 773 leader Kelly Carrico surround Woods’ Eagle Scout project, a dinosaur fossil replica display, on Friday at the Crestview campus.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A Boy Scout wants to share his enthusiasm for prehistoric times with all of north Okaloosa County.

Brandon Woods, 22, said a visit to Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus inspired him to donate his Eagle Scout project, a fossil replica display, to the Crestview campus.

"I saw a skeleton and some display cases in the science division and I wondered if this (campus) had one," he said. "I basically just wanted to show them things about the past."

Visiting the Smithsonian museum’s fossil exhibit was Woods’ favorite part of a recent trip to Washington D.C., so he was proud to see his project on display at the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center near Twin Hills Park.

The Troop 773 member — who said the exhibit would be featured in a science classroom — designed the project with the scoutmaster, troop committee and scout district committee’s approval.

Several local businesses purchased and donated the four fossil molds, which feature dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Some of the pieces include a replica headpiece from a giganotosaurus and pterodactyl.   



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