The Boy Scout Eagle Community Service Project was chosen by Steven Holm of Goleta, a 17 year old senior at Dos Pueblos High School and a member of Santa Barbara Scout Troop 1. He was the project leader, planner, fundraiser, and work supervisor for the entire project from start (12/15/2018) to finish (2/23/2019).


The memorial honors the 5 victims from February 23, 2001, which has become to be known as the “Isla Vista Car Massacre”.

15 scouts and 11 adult leaders worked on the project for a total of 171 volunteer hours over 5 days.


  • The blue tumbled glass was removed, cleaned, and 1000 lbs. of new glass was added.
  • The metal rim was cleaned, scraped, wire-brushed, sanded, and re-painted.
  • The plaques were cleaned, polished and the wooden holders were sanded, and water-sealed/stained.
  • The gopher shield was re-worked, and new weed cloth was replaced, sealed, and tied down.
  • Finally, after waiting 2 months for the rain to stop long enough to dry out, 27 plants were added behind the memorial to enhance the entire area.

Here are some additional pictures on a google picture album:

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