Film highlights Eagle Scout projects at refuge

In honor of Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge’s 50th anniversary, Joey Foyst of Troop 552 created a documentary highlighting eight Eagle Scouts who conducted their projects on the refuge between 1994 and 2012.

The 36-minute documentary will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the visitors center at the refuge, 12985 E. U.S. 50, east of Seymour. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to

For his Eagle Scout service project, the 14-year-old contacted the Eagle Scouts and gave them an opportunity to talk about their project and what it meant to them.

Foyst also helped the refuge complete its historical archive of Eagle Scout projects. Since 1981, there have been more than 30 Eagle Scout service projects completed on the refuge.

The refuge will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. and going throughout the day.

For information about the refuge, call 812-522-4352.