Local scout builds, installs trail mileage markers in Goddard Park
By Richard Gaw
Avon Grove High School senior Jack Wharry presented the results of his Eagle Scout project at the London Grove Board of Supervisors meeting on July 2. The project involved the installation of trail mileage markers throughout Goddard Park.
Working with seven other scouts, Wharry, a member of Boy Scout Troop 191 in Avondale, built and installed 21 posts and 26 signs along the park's trails on June 8. Before he is rewarded with his Eagle Scout badge, Wharry is required to present the project to the Scouts Board of Review, which is made up of community members.
Wharry worked with London Grove Township manager Ken Battin and fire marshal Robert Weer to develop the project.
“At first, I was really not sure which direction to go with the project, but I knew that I wanted to do something that would benefit the community,” Wharry said. “Without trail markers, it would take a large amount of resources for emergency responders to find the person, and the person would have no way of identifying their location.”