As soon as the weather gets a bit warmer, Aiden Eskaros of Boy Scout Troop 443 will be working on a project at historic Elk Landing in Elkton.
Aiden will spearhead a project that will add informational signs to the site.
“We are forming a trail tour,” Aiden explained.
Crucial to the self-guided trail are informational signs that will describe the sites and/or historical facts about the Elk Landing area which was an important waterfront site during Elkton’s early years.
“The signs will be about the War of 1812,” Aiden said.
To fulfill the requirement to become an Eagle Scout, Aiden will have to do more than just install the signs at Elk Landing.
“I have to write a before, during and after report,” he said.
Aiden will not be alone when he works at Elk Landing.
“The troop will volunteer to help me and I will lead them,” Aiden said.
Doing any work at a historical site means care has to be taken, Aiden said.
“We will have an archeologist with us,” he said, explaining the archeologist will be there in case the Boy Scouts unearth historical artifacts as they dig the post holes.
Aiden joined the scouts when he was six years old. While a Cub Scout, he earned their highest achievement, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout, he has already earned Life Scout and looks forward to achieving the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout.
“Aiden has grown up at Elk Landing,” said Laura Lee Magee-Eskaros, Aiden’s mother.
“I used to run the Cecil District Day Camp at Elk Landing for the Cecil District Boy Scouts,” Eskaros said, noting the camp ran for a decade.
When considering what project to do for his Eagle Scout requirements, Aiden was interested in doing something at Elk Landing and officers from the Historic Elk Landing Foundation suggested one project could be to help them with their self-guided trail.
Aiden said that after his many years in scouting, he decided he wanted to continue with the program to get the Boy Scouts’ highest honor of Eagle Scout.
Owned by the town of Elkton and managed by a foundation, Elk Landing is a historic landmark located off Landing Lane at the fork of the Elk Creek in Elkton.