Lon­swamp Scout in­stalls Gaga Ball Pit at Top­ton Park

Ad­di­tion to park was Ea­gle Scout Pro­ject led by Michael Sex­ton, 15

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Michael Sex­ton, 15, a 10th grade stu­dent at Brandy­wine Heights High School and a mem­ber of Longswamp Boy Scout Troop 575, com­pleted his Ea­gle Scout Pro­ject, a Gaga Ball Pit at Top­ton Com­mu­nity Park

Gaga Ball is be­lieved to have orig­i­nated in Is­rael, and slowly spread across the U.S. over sev­eral decades. Ga means “hit” or “touch” in He­brew. In the rules of Gaga ball, the ball must touch the ground two times be­fore it is con­sid­ered in play, hence the name. Gaga Ball con­sists of a light­weight bouncy or foam ball and an oc­tagon or hexagon en­clo­sure known as the “Gaga Ball Pit.” The ob­ject of the game

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Lon­swamp Scout Michael Sex­ton, 15, in­stalled Gaga Ball Pit at Top­ton Park as his Ea­gle Scout Pro­ject. is to hit at or be­low op­po­nents’ knees to elim­i­nate them from the pit. The last one left in the Gaga ball pit is the win­ner.

Spon­sors who helped him make this hap­pen: AD Moyer, Grim’s Trail­ers, Top­ton Bor­ough, Val­ley Rail & Stair, Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 217, Mem­bers of Friedens UCC Church in Oley, Mem­bers of Troop 575, Fam­ily & Friends.

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Lon­swamp Scout Michael Sex­ton, 15, in­stalled Gaga Ball Pit at Top­ton Park as his Ea­gle Scout Pro­ject. Spon­sors who helped him make this hap­pen: AD Moyer, Grim’s Trail­ers, Top­ton Bor­ough, Val­ley Rail & Stair, Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 217, Mem­bers of Friedens UCC Church in Oley, Mem­bers of Troop 575, Fam­ily & Friends.

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