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Scout's plan to build rec field pavilion approved by town officials

WARRENSBURG Thanks to an Eagle Scout candidates final project, people using the town recreation field in 2009 and beyond will be able to find shelter from bad weather. Warrensburg Central School sophomore and Boy Scout Troop 100 member Kurt Bedell has received town board approval to build a pavilion, 10-feet by 10-feet, between the town ballfields and the towns creative playground. Kurt Bedell explained the origin of his project this week. I got the idea when I was over at the recreation field and it started to rain, Bedell said. There is really nowhere to go on top of the hill. Bedell has been in scouting for eight years and he attributes his greater social awareness and community-centered outlook to the experience. Its all about giving back to the community, he said. All citizens have a duty to be civic-minded. Bedell has specialized in hands-on merit badges, including archery, mountain biking and shooting, he said. I prefer to be outside, and my badges reflect that interest, Bedell said. Bedells father Scott attributes much of his sons intellectual growth to his time as a scout. He has become an independent thinker, Bedell said. He is very responsible and compassionate I think the scouts are a tremendous influence on our youth. Recently the Warrensburg Town Board unanimously endorsed the project, which will begin next spring. We support your project 100 percent, Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said to Bedell at the September town board meeting. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

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