Andover Township Honors Scouts

posted Sep 11, 2013, 6:03 AM by Mark Rozek   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 6:06 AM ]

By GREG WATRY

gwatry@njherald.com

ANDOVER TWP - The committee also awarded Girl Scout Katie Rozek, 15, and Boy Scout Christopher Rozek, 16, of Andover, with service certificates, honoring their contributions to the township.

The Rozek siblings read letters to the committee, informing them of their recent service to the township.

Christopher Rozek informed the committee of his recent Eagle Scout building project, in which he built two information kiosks on both ends of the new hiking trail off Lake Iliff Road.

“I believe that this project would be a great addition because it would provide the hikers and bikers information about the recreational activities within town,” he said.

Katie Rozek informed the committee of her Gold Award project in which she coordinated a group of volunteers to refurbish Hillside Park.

“We scraped the paint off the old playground equipment, sanded all the equipment, and painted it. After that, we spread new mulch around it,” she said.

“It has been a lot of hard work,” she continued. “We came home every day sweaty, tired, full of paint, and I still have some paint in my hair somewhere. I keep finding it.”

Candidacy for Eagle Scout and the Gold Award represent the highest achievements in the Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations.
 

 

Photo by Greg Watry/New Jersey Herald - Katie Rozek, 15, and Christopher Rozek, 16, of Andover, pose with Mayor Tom Walsh at Monday night’s meeting. The two Rozeks were honored for their service to the township.
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