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Boy Scouts Place 4900 Flags

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Boy Scouts Place 4900 Flags

Posted on 13 November 2010 by Dan

Boy Scouts from Troop 1 in Toms River, NJ, place 4900 flags outside the Ryan Funeral Home in commemoration of each of the soldiers who were killed in the Iraq war.

ASBURY PARK PRESS VIDEO BY THOMAS P. COSTELLO

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New Jersey American Water Donates Supplies to South Jersey Boy Scouts

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New Jersey American Water Donates Supplies to South Jersey Boy Scouts

Posted on 20 December 2009 by Dan

New Jersey American Water LogoIn spirit of the holidays, New Jersey American Water has donated several items to the Boy Scouts of Southern New Jersey. Fixtures and appliances including kitchen cabinets, a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, counter tops, and bathroom vanity, were delivered from a house owned by the company to the scouts’ camp in Alloway, NJ.

“Thanks to New Jersey American Water, our scout camp will be more inviting and allow us to have more activities for the scouts,” said Tony Ortiz, a ranger with the scouts. “The appliances are in great condition and our scouts are very appreciative of this donation.”

The house at 723 Evesham Road in Runnemede, NJ is scheduled to be demolished in early 2010 and eventually be replaced by equipment to improve water service and reliability to Runnemede. In October, New Jersey American Water loaned use of the house to the Runnemede Volunteer Fire Department to conduct life-saving rescue exercises.

“New Jersey American Water is a friend to the areas in which we provide service,” said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. “Whether we’re investing in infrastructure and creating jobs, extolling the benefits of conservation, or reaching out to young people through organizations like the Boy Scouts, our company wants to play a role in bettering communities throughout the state.”

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.

 Source: New Jersey American Water

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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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