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Eagle Project cleans up Flat Top Park

June 26, 2012

A picnic table and a bench at Flat Top Park are brand new thanks to David Webster. Jessica Boisclair. Kent County Daily Times.

WEST WARWICK — As a way to earn his Eagle Scout badge, David Webster enlisted the help of his fellow scouts and their parents to renovate a park that needed some tidying up.

Troop 31, Crompton, secretary and public relations specialist Donna Costa explained that all boys currently at the rank of Life Scouts must complete an Eagle Scout project before receiving their Eagle Scout badge.

She said it can be any project that shows their leadership skills and will benefit the community.

“The scouts get to choose what it is they want to do to help the community,” she said. “They get their ideas together and approved by Scout Master.”

Webster explained that he’s been in the scouts since he was a Cub Scout in first grade.

Now that he’s 16-year old, he’s looking to become an Eagle Scout.

For his project, he decided to renovate and rebuilt various items at Flat Top Park, located off New London Turnpike.

“I live near the park and I figured it would benefit the people in my community more so than other projects,” he said.

Webster said he first got the approval from the town to renovate the park. Afterwards, he was able to get donations of hardware and lumber from Lowe’s and Home Depot.

He said he asked the boys in his troop and their parents to help him redo the park.

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