Eagle Scout, Crew Create Installations For Forest Association
For his Eagle Scout project, John Boccuzzi III oversaw the creation of a gravel walkway, four benches, and a kiosk at Cherry Grove Farm.
“I wanted to do something to help the Newtown Forest Association and encourage people to go outside,” John said in a recent phone interview.
He officially passed the Eagle Board of Review on June 15 last year, but due to the pandemic, the Eagle Court of Honor was held at the start of June 2021. The project was completed near a pollinator garden on the property.
Along with other volunteers, John had help from his family on the project. His grandfather, John Boccuzzi, Sr, helped him design the benches and the kiosk. Nearly 30 volunteers in total helped on the project.
John is a member of Troop 270 and he started his Boy Scout career as a Cub Scout, after his father, John Boccuzzi, Jr, encouraged him.
“It was a good time... And here I am an Eagle Scout,” said John.
The Eagle Scout project took him more than 150 hours to complete.
“I really enjoyed the program and I would encourage everyone to join and become an Eagle Scout,” said John.
While he said it was difficult to manage the volunteers, he said it was nice to delegate portions of the work.
“It was a pretty big project and it felt really good to see the finished product and be really happy with it.”