Scout builds benches for Newcastle Trails

April 1, 2011

Boy Scout Boyd Cottom, from Hazelwood-based Troop 499, led work crews to build and install two rustic benches along the Terrace Trail in Newcastle for his Eagle Scout project in late February.

The crew installed one bench near Boulder Grove and the other at the trail’s junction with the East Cross Town Trail.

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Help clean the historical cemetery

May 7, 2010

NEW — 3:17 p.m. May 7, 2010

From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. tomorrow, Newcastle Weed Warriors, Scout Troop 499, Hazelwood Cub Pack and volunteers will clean the Historic Coal Miner’s Cemetery, 7810 129th Ave. S.E., in preparation for its Memorial Day opening.

The cemetery is only opened on major holidays and by appointment. Volunteers and members from The Newcastle Historical Society maintain the cemetery.

As part of the cleaning, volunteers will remove downed branches and groom the loop trail inside the cemetery.

All are welcome to join in the effort. Volunteers should park at Lake Boren Park and walk north to the cemetery using the gravel path west of the park. The cemetery is located about 500 yards up the path.

Call Weed Warriors founder Grace Stiller at 228-7927 for more information or learn more here.