Heller Homestead Park

Local Man Steps Up to Help With Scout Project at Homestead

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A local Boy Scout who hopes to attain the rank of Eagle Scout received permission from Lower Saucon Township Council Wednesday to clear brush and remove several trees on land that is part of the historic Heller Homestead property. “The project is to reclaim the barnyard,” to make it usable for special events that are often held at the homestead, explained Justin Morgandale. The land has a slight grade to it and is currently “covered in invasive species of plants,” he said. Morgandale said he and the other members of Boy Scout Troop 319 will easily be able to clear the brush, but he asked council if public works employees could assist with removing the trees, one of which is rather large. Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon said she was hesistant to commit a township work crew to helping, and encouraged Morgandale to instead find adult volunteers.

Local Boy Scout Constructs Rail Trail Kiosk in Lower Saucon

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Note: The following press release was originally published by Lower Saucon Township. On a chilly but bright Saturday morning on Nov. 8, 2014, Council Members, representatives from the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission, Boy Scouts and their family members attended a ceremony dedicating the new information kiosk that was recently installed at the Township’s Reading Drive Trailhead. The kiosk was constructed by Boy Scout Emmett Brown, a member of Troop 416, as his Eagle Scout project. Under the guidance of Roger Jurczak from the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission, Emmett and his fellow scouts worked on fabricating and assembling the parts of the kiosk over the past spring and summer at his home, and with the assistance of the Township Public Works Department installed it at the trailhead at the end of September.