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Eagle Scout project leads to a new path for park district

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 p.m. CST
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Robert Babich, Eagle Scout Bobby Babich, and Channahon Boy Scout Troop 444 leader Tony Lake cut the ribbon officially opening the new path Bobby Babich built for his Eagle Scout project for the Channahon Park District.

CHANNAHON – Channahon Troop 444 Eagle Scout Bobby Babich earned his Eagle Scout rank by constructing a new path for the Channahon Park District.

Babich organized the construction of a limestone screening path on the west side of the Tomahawk Aquatic Center in Central Park.

His new rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program.

Babich was the general contractor during the construction soliciting firms to donate equipment, personnel and material to build the path. Troutman Excavating did the excavation for the path, hauled in and spread gravel and limestone. LaFarge Joliet donated the gravel and screenings material used. When the path work was completed, Babich cleaned up and seeded along the edges of the path, according to a news release from the Channahon Park District.

During the pool season, the area of the existing path is congested with pool goers, as well as service and delivery vehicles coming to the aquatic center. The new path, which winds through the tree line, will give an alternate so pool goers can avoid the congested area creating a better experience.  

For information about the path or Eagle Scout projects available at the Channahon Park District, contact Daryl Cole, Superintendent of Park Planning at 815-467-PARK, ext. 7275 or dcole@channahonpark.org.

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