Scouts Get Lake Named After Them

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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