Scouts recognized for work on town’s hiking trails

13sobrfmarshfield - Boy Scout Brian Lannon, who belongs to Troop 7 in Scituate, worked on establishing a geocaching network in Marshfield. Lannon was one of five scouts who have been working on enhancing trails and recreational spaces and were honored by Marshfield town officials during a ceremony earlier this month. (Handout)
Boy Scout Brian Lannon, of Troop 7 in Scituate, worked to establish a geocaching network in Marshfield.

Marshfield town officials honored five Boy Scouts who have worked on projects to enhance trails and recreational facilities in the town.

Ben Sleeper, Tyler MacLeish, Brian Lannon, Michael Maglio, and Andrew Pozerski were recognized at a Sept. 8 ceremony hosted by the Marshfield Conservation Commission and Recreation Trails Committee.

The Scouts, who hail from three troops based in Marshfield, Scituate, and Hanover, were praised “for their hard work and dedication making Marshfield hiking/walking trails more accessible, more easy to navigate and more interesting,” according to a news release from the town.


The Scouts have completed or are in the midst of clearing trails, hauling away garbage, constructing and setting up new kiosks with interpretive signage, maps, and color-coded trail signs.

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They have focused their attention on the rail trail near CVS on Ocean Street and the Jose Carreiro Trail System, off Maryland Street. Their other projects include introducing a geocache discovery network covering at least five properties, and restoration of the cross-country course at Marshfield High School.

Town officials said that the work was an important contribution and that they hoped the Scouts’ efforts would raise awareness of the trail system.

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