Eagle Scout project to improve Pennsbury park

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Distance markers, new benches should be in place before December

By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com

Justin Miller presents his plan to add distance markers and new benches to Pennsbury Park to the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors, Wednesday night. —Mike McGann photo

PENNSBURY — Although the old saying “no matter where you go, there you are” may still apply, residents who walk or run in the township’s park now may also know exactly how far they’ve gone before the end of the year, thanks to a new Eagle Scout project.

Justin Miller of Troop 31, asked for approval of the township Board of Supervisors Wednesday night of his plan to install concrete markers in the ground, along the walking path, so people will know how far they’ve gone. In addition, Miller project, which is a requirement to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, will replace one park bench and add two more.

Miller had originally hoped to install 6×6-inch posts — but township officials worried they would make mowing the park more complicated. Instead, Miller will dig out spots and install the markers flush to the ground, using concrete. Miller said he’d need to complete the project before December to qualify as an Eagle Scout — and the board of supervisors offered their support for the plan.

“It’s a very good project for us,” Supervisor Aaron McIntyre said. “This will let people in the park know how far they’ve walked or jogged.”

Supervisor Scotty Scottoline agreed and noted how lucky Pennsbury has been over the years to benefit from so many Eagle Scout projects.

“We sure have had a lot of Eagle Scouts,” he said. “And they’ve all done a lot of great projects.”

The Boys Scouts of America require scouts seeking to advance to the rank of Eagle — the highest in the organization — to complete a number of specific requirements including, planning and leading a community service project before their 18th birthday.

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