Boy Scout will build fire pit, benches at park
Council OKs Eagle project
October 23, 2012
EVANS CITY — An enterprising youth will carry out his Eagle Scout project at the community park here. Brad Carlin asked borough council members at their Oct. 1 meeting if he could build a fire pit, park benches, and a small table at EDCO Park for a project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Brad said the project would satisfy the community improvement portion of his Eagle Scout requirements. The council approved his request. He hopes the additions will attract groups, who could cook over the fire pit, which would be made of firebrick, and be two feet in diameter and one foot in height. It would include a mesh grate. The benches and table would be made of stone. The items are planned for the area near the horseshoe pits. “The park is largely unused there,” Brad said. Regarding funding, the scout said he would ask businesses for donations. He said construction would likely begin in the spring, and several of his fellow Boy Scouts will help. The new facilities would be owned and maintained by EDCO Park. Park Authority President John Rogers said the authority board approved the project. “Any improvement to the park is a positive,” Rogers said. “I think Brad and the other scouts will do a fantastic job.” Rogers said in addition to use by church, youth, scouting and other groups, the fire pit will allow small groups to stay overnight at the park. He said the additions also could be used by those who rent the park’s pavilions. The council members congratulated Brad on his initiative and sense of community.