Scout helps build community volleyball court for Eagle project
project went according to plan and the court was opened for play on July 22.
While he is still awaiting final confirmation of his Eagle Scout award, the court has become a gathering place for many members of the community who get together to play beach volleyball and badminton.
“It looks really cool and everyone seems to enjoy it” Cassetta, who is the son of Ann and Steve Cassetta, said. “It feels good to build something that adds to our community and gets people out exercising.” realized it was going to be a big project that would require lots of hard work and many volunteers. On July 15, he finally had received the Scout board approval and the HOA’s backing — and it was time to start building.
More than 40 volunteers helped with the project, including members of Boy Scout Troops 420 and 303 as well as residents of Forrest Farm. The project required volunteers to move more than 80 tons of dirt and replace it with 16 tons of gravel and 80 tons of sand.
Under the leadership of Cassetta, the
Sam Cassetta, 14, of Hollywood had many options for his Eagle Scout project, but he decided he wanted to do something in his neighbor that would bring families together.
For several years, the Forrest Farm homeowners association discussed the possibility of installing a beach volleyball court, and Cassetta, a freshman at Leonardtown High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 420, decided it was time to build it, according to a release sent from his family. After months of research and planning, he
Sam Cassetta, 14, pictured near center in Boy Scout uniform, coordinated building a new sand volleyball court in the Forrest Farm community as his Eagle Scout project.