Scout helps build com­mu­nity vol­ley­ball court for Ea­gle project

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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

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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.

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