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Eagle Scout wants to build pavilion at Ticonderoga Town Beach

Pic callred Ti pavilion: Eagle Scout Matt Cook, at the proposed location for the pavilion he hopes to build, with community support, for his final Eagle Scout project.

Pic callred Ti pavilion: Eagle Scout Matt Cook, at the proposed location for the pavilion he hopes to build, with community support, for his final Eagle Scout project.

— The Ticonderoga Town Board had been considering the idea of a pavilion for the town beach, when Eagle Scout candidate Matt Cook swooped in to help.

The 17-year-old has been involved in scouting for 12 years, and just needs this final project to get over the finish line to becoming an Eagle Scout.

“He’s planning a 20-foot by 28-foot pavilion at the beach, so people can get out of the weather, have picnics...sort of a gathering place,” said Matt’s father Jeff Cook.

After about four months of wading through the arduous permitting processes of the various agencies and entities having jurisdiction, Matt is now finally at the fund-raising portion of the project. Through bottle drives and other fund-raisers, he has already raised $1,400 of the $7,000 needed to fund construction of the pavilion.

In order to get credit toward his Eagle Scout requirements, the pavilion will have to be done by the end of the year, when Matt turns 18.

The pavilion will be located adjacent to a berm and split-rail fence on the Ticonderoga Town Beach, a project done by another Eagle Scout in previous years.

As part of his fund-raising, Mountain Time Auctions will be hosting a charity auction on Sept. 7 at the Ticonderoga Fire House. Donations for the auction are still being accepted, and anyone wishing to donate items for the auction, or simply make a donation toward Matt’s project, can contact the Cook family at 585-4023.

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