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Eagle Scout Project Completes Course on Lake area Walking Trail
(from left to right) James Henry, Paul Mickey, Dylan Quick, Drake Brandon, Michael Doss, Martin Allen, Jacob Castle helping build up the approaches for a smoother transition for bike traffic.

Eagle Scout Project Completes Course on Lake area Walking Trail

Most Greenwood citizens-even those who are devout walking trail enthusiasts-don’t know that there is a walking trail segment along Greenwood’s beautiful lake. Access is off Mt. Harmony Road at the “Y” and over the hill from East Pointe Elementary.

Earlier in the year, we featured photos of the ambitious Eagle Scout Project of Joseph Mahan. It involved the construction of a bridge connecting two segments of the trail program. The interesting aspect of the project was that the long wooden members supporting the bridge were troublesome to get to the site. A trail was blazed through dense woods to get scouts, logs and energies to bridge site. Troop #54 alumni Michael Lejong was a great planning asset as was Steve Ratterree according to the Scoutmaster and parents.

Joseph Mahan’s Eagle Scout Project is now complete and he has submitted his application for the rank of Eagle Scout.  His project that just reached completion over the Christmas break is a trail bridge at Greenwood City Lake.  Joseph is a junior at Greenwood High School and will undoubtedly join the ranks of the Historic Troop 54’s Eagle Scouts.  He has certainly left his mark upon Greenwood, although it takes a little bit of walking or a bike ride to see his project.  This will complete the new trail and open it for use. The project consisted of 345 hours of service to our community park system.

Scouting has been described by scouting founder Baden Powell as “A game with a purpose.” Joseph provided the leadership for this project from the planning through completion.  The skills learned here by Joseph will serve him throughout his life and undoubtedly make him a fine citizen wherever fate takes him.

From Left – Jerod Powell, Joseph Mahan and Matthew Mahan

From Left – Jerod Powell, Joseph Mahan and Matthew Mahan

Marty Mahan(left) , Jeff Thompson(right) followed by Martin Allen and Shane Smith are transporting the telephone poles donated by Arkansas Valley Electric for the main support structure of the bridge which spanned 35 feet.

Marty Mahan(left) , Jeff Thompson(right) followed by Martin Allen and Shane Smith are transporting the telephone poles donated by Arkansas Valley Electric for the main support structure of the bridge which spanned 35 feet.

Trent Powell handing off a 80 pound sack of concrete to Ken Cox (avid trail volunteer) Martin Allen,  Jacob Smith taking a break on the rock, Jeff Thompson and Marty Mahan.  2700 pounds of material was hauled through the woods by the Scouts of Troop 54.  They would have had to carry it almost a mile, but for Jerry Efurd, who allowed access to the bridge from his private property cutting the distance in half.

Trent Powell handing off a 80 pound sack of concrete to Ken Cox (avid trail volunteer) Martin Allen, Jacob Smith taking a break on the rock, Jeff Thompson and Marty Mahan. 2700 pounds of material was hauled through the woods by the Scouts of Troop 54. They would have had to carry it almost a mile, but for Jerry Efurd, who allowed access to the bridge from his private property cutting the distance in half.

 

 

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