Greenwich Boy Scouts hold groundbreaking ceremony for new Camp Seton bridge

Officials said the remnants of Hurricane Ida in 2021 destroyed the Vehicle Bridge, which linked the main parts of the camp

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2024, 2:47 AM

Updated 172 days ago

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The Greenwich Boy Scouts held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for a new bridge at Camp Seton.
State and local leaders also attended to celebrate the milestone at the 240-acre scout camp that was established in 1912.
Officials said the remnants of Hurricane Ida in 2021 destroyed the Vehicle Bridge, which linked the main parts of the camp.
The Boy Scouts thanked Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other state lawmakers for making the $250,000 grant possible.
"So this project is vital because we needed to access the Nature Education Center, which is one of our premiere programs here for the Greenwich Council Boy Scouts," said Kevin O'Shea, of the Boy Scouts of America Greenwich Council.
"This rebuilding is going to make possible this property continuing to be a gem," Blumenthal said.
"It is very gratifying that we can bring back to our community grants, and especially to an institution like the Boy Scouts of America," said State Rep. Hector Arzeno.
Officials said the bridge will be completed by spring and just in time for summer camp.
The Boy Scouts said they're grateful to the three state lawmakers who made this "bridge to the future" possible.


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