Eagle Project Enhances Little Crum Creek Park

Eagle Scout candidate John Crawford stands with one of four tables handcrafted for use in Little Crum Creek Park.

Eagle Scout candidate John Crawford stands with one of four tables handcrafted for use in Little Crum Creek Park.

When Eagle Scout candidate John Crawford of Swarthmorewood met Sue Kelly of Swarthmore’s Environmental Advisory Committee, he learned that the EAC had furniture on its wish list for the park, and a plan was hatched. Aided by other Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 112 in Swarthmore, Crawford made big changes in Little Crum Creek Park over the last two weekends.

“My Eagle Project was the design and construction of six benches and four tables, using a combination of pressure treated lumber and composite decking for structural integrity, safety and resistance to the elements. The project consisted of two primary work days, the first one being Sunday, July 17, in which we cut all the wood and decking to the correct size at my house.”

On the following Friday, July 22, Swarthmore’s Public Works Department contributed its services by transporting all the materials to Little Crum Creek Park.

The major work day was Saturday, July 23, John says. “We worked from 8 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon, assembling of the tables and benches. It is my hope that more people will come to Little Crum Creek Park,” John said, “to enjoy the new furniture.”

Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 112 work on new furniture last Saturday (left to right) Top: Ted Drew, Chuck Kropac, CJ Rooney, Dave Heinbockel, John Crawford, Joe Crawford, Anthony Foglio, Chuck Schiffer, Isaac Lind, Bottom: Peter Armour, Wes Hull, Carter Kropac, Joe Schiffer, Josh Crawford, Tivi Fox, Boy Scouts who helped but are missing from photo include Brendan Carr, Jonathan Cresson, Jonah Horwitz, Ben Kropac, and Gabe Spinosa.

Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 112 work on new furniture last Saturday (left to right) Top: Ted Drew, Chuck Kropac, CJ Rooney, Dave Heinbockel, John Crawford, Joe Crawford, Anthony Foglio, Chuck Schiffer, Isaac Lind, Bottom: Peter Armour, Wes Hull, Carter Kropac, Joe Schiffer, Josh Crawford, Tivi Fox, Boy Scouts who helped but are missing from photo include Brendan Carr, Jonathan Cresson, Jonah Horwitz, Ben Kropac, and Gabe Spinosa.

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Working hard building tables.

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