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Scout Collecting Turkeys for Eagle Project

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Scout Collecting Turkeys for Eagle Project

Posted on 31 October 2009 by Dan

Joseph De GenaroHighlands Today features an interesting article about an Eagle Scout project:

As long as they are not still feathered and squawking, Sebring High school freshman Joseph De Genaro wants your turkeys.

The 14-year-old Boy Scout has launched an ambitious service project aimed at feeding hundreds of Highlands County families this holiday season by collecting or purchasing 300 frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items.

“I hope that we can help feed over 250 families this Thanksgiving and that (the project) can provide a meal for them,” said De Genaro.

Read the complete Highlands Today Article.

Photo by Highlands Today.

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Scouting out Fire Hydrants

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Scouting out Fire Hydrants

Posted on 30 October 2009 by Dan

Eagle ScoutThe Daily Item features an article about an Eagle Scout whose project was scouting out fire hydrants for the city.

He’s made it his business to scout out the hydrants in town so emergency responders can know the exact longitude and latitude for each of the hydrants.

Eagle Scout James Duffy, who is a member of Swampscott Troop 53, approached Fire Chief Michael Champion last summer regarding doing his Eagle Scout volunteer project on fire hydrants.

“Since we have a computer file on the hydrant location, his job was to redo it and verify all the hydrant information,” Champion said. “Over the years hydrants were added or removed to accommodate building and water supply.”

Duffy, who is a senior at Swampscott High School, said he joined the boy scouts seven years ago and he has been working on his Eagle Scout project for more than a year.

“I knew I wanted to do something with the fire department and fire hydrants,” Duffy said. “I figured it might be a good idea to log all the hydrants in town. There are 530 hydrants.”

Read the complete article at The Daily Item.

This would make a fun project to add to the Cache to Eagle program!

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Scouts Get Lake Named After Them

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Scouts Get Lake Named After Them

Posted on 29 October 2009 by Dan

Asbury Park Press is reporting on how Scouts now have a lake named after them after some hardwork and teamwork.

Holiday Lake is now Scout Lake, named after about 20 local Boy, Girl and Cub Scout troops who recently helped breathe new life into the surrounding Holiday Park.

The 13-acre park and lake, off Pease Road, were rededicated at a ceremony Saturday, attended by township officials, local volunteers and Scouts.

The township with the help of the county dredged 3 1/2 feet of leaves and an additional 2 feet of silt from the lake in September, and the Public Works Department cleared a walking path, set up pet stations and installed a solar aerator and an illuminated fountain aerator last week. The entire project cost the township about $285,000, said Committeewoman Michelle Roth, a 12th District Assembly candidate.

Scouts since March have been hard at work building benches and picnic tables for the dog-friendly park. The children and other local volunteers came out a week before the rededication for a cleanup that netted some 25 bags of trash.

Read the complete article from the Asbury Park Press.

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