Troop 194, Carleton Willard Celebrate Dedication of New Boardwalk 

December 21, 2023

Submitted by Troop 194

At a ribbon cutting to officially open the new 160-foot-long boardwalk at Carleton Willard on Saturday were, from left to right, front row: scouts Bennet T., Jon M., Theo M., Adam S., (cutting the ribbon) Elliot S. along with Chris Golen (CEO/President of Carleton Willard) and staff and residents of CW. In the back row are Allan Coady, David Todd, Scoutmaster John Mitchell, Mark Silver, Greg Mattson, Ken Scheyder, and Kristy Mattson. Courtesy photo

Members of Troop 194 gathered with Carleton Willard’s (CW) management, staff, and residents to celebrate the official opening of the new 160-foot-long boardwalk on Saturday morning, Dec. 16.  

Troop 194 built this boardwalk in 2022-23 as a service project for the CW residents. The scouts and adult leaders worked together for a total of approximately 250 manhours over the two years to complete the elevated boardwalk on the nature trail at CW. The boardwalk lets residents walk safely over marshy and unstable ground. 

Committee Chair Allan Coady led the project design and the organizing of the build days. 

A message on the Troop 194 Facebook page includes, “Community service is a core value of Scouting and we are grateful that so many folks took time from their weekends to help other people.”

To read more, visit Troop 194’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Troop194

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