Eagle Scout Project – Little Free Library

Eagle Scout Project – Little Free Library

Carson Crays from Troop 937 is working on a Lending Library for St. Martin’s!


Carson’s Plan:

The name of my Eagle Project is St. Martin’s Little Free Library. My Eagle Project will be the building of a Little Free Library to place near the edge on the church property, and then stocking this library with donated children’s books from the community and scouts from my troop. The project will include a stand alone library box on a post that will be staked into the ground. The library box will feature two shelves and a plexiglass door to allow visitors to see the current contents of the library. The box will also feature a sloped roof and weather seals to ensure rain and moisture does not enter and ruin the books inside. The box will be mounted to a wooden post and anchored into the ground. The project will also include a scout led book drive to help fill the library. Along with St. Martins, I will lead my scout troop in hosting a book drive and allow scouts and community members to donate their unneeded children’s books. These donated children’s books will initially stock the library and allow the community to immediately appreciate the library. Finally, I will help St. Martin’s register the box with Little Free Library, making it easy for the community to find the library and officially placing it on the Little Free Library map.


St. Martin’s has many outreach programs within the community, including our Boy Scout Troop. They also have a strong children’s outreach program, and with this project I plan to strengthen their children’s outreach initiatives. St. Martin’s already holds Vacation Bible School, summer camps, and year-long Sunday programs for community youth. The box will expand on their children’s initiatives and bring families from around the community to St. Martin by expanding book access to those who otherwise could have trouble obtaining books for their children. Keeping the library outside and open 24/7/365 allows anyone to access the these books anytime, and help further a community of young literate learners.

The St. Martin’s Little Free Library project will build upon existing and growing list of outdoor ammenities, including the Labrynth, and provide a not only welcoming, but safe space for everyone to gather and meet others in the community. Additionally, the project will allow the community to discover St. Martin’s and the amazing programs. St. Martin could host events around the library including book clubs, group reading sessions, and more.

“My project ultimately aims to provide another way for St. Martin-in-the-Fields to enhance the Keller, Southlake, and surrounding community through outreach initiatives, creating a community filled with connection and knowledge”.

Next Steps:

St. Martin’s will hold a book drive at our Annual Meeting on Jan. 29 at 9:30 and on Sunday, February 5 – Scout Sunday. All kinds of books are welcome for any age, Children, Teens, Adults, Religious. Carson will speak at the 9:30 service on Jan. 29, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet him and hear more about his project!

You can contribute!

Use the form below to donate money online. Choose “Eagle Project” from the drop down menu.