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Eagle Scout project is disc golf course for Cascade park
Review story and photos by Emmitt B. Feldner


Cascade Village President Dave Jaeckels (left) watches as Recreation Director Steve Green makes his approach throw to the first tee on the new disc golf course at Memorial Park Sunday. Cascade Village President Dave Jaeckels (left) watches as Recreation Director Steve Green makes his approach throw to the first tee on the new disc golf course at Memorial Park Sunday. CASCADE – There’s a new game to play in the Memorial Park here – disc golf.

Thanks to Cascade Boy Scout Josh Harrison, the park now sports a nine-hole disc golf course – complete with concrete tees and hole signs.

“I built this as something for teenagers and their families to come down to the park and have something to do,” Harrison said Sunday before he cut the ribbon for the first tee in front of a crowd of village officials, family, friends and fellow Scouts.

Harrison began the project last May and worked to raise funds to pay for the equipment and concrete.

He got financial and in-kind support from businesses, organizations and individuals from Cascade, Waldo, Plymouth and throughout the area.


Eagle Scout Josh Harrison cuts the ribbon on the disc golf course he built in Cascade’s Memorial Park as his Eagle project. The nine-hole course was broken in by friends, family, fellow Scouts and village officials after the ribbon-cutting (below). Eagle Scout Josh Harrison cuts the ribbon on the disc golf course he built in Cascade’s Memorial Park as his Eagle project. The nine-hole course was broken in by friends, family, fellow Scouts and village officials after the ribbon-cutting (below). Harrison was so successful in his fundraising efforts that he was able to present village Recreation Director Steve Green with a check for more than $500 Sunday, money left over after the course was completed. That money will help support recreational activities in the village, including the new disc golf course.

Scouts and other volunteers helped Harrison put in the tees and the holes on the course, which begins by the picnic shelter and winds around the park located on Water Street.

Harrison credited his father, village Trustee Jason Harrison, for his support and motivation that helped get the course done.

“I give special thanks to my dad,” he told the audience. “Even when I didn’t want to do it, he pushed me to get it done.”

With the ribbon cut on the first tee, the two Harrisons joined Green and Village President Dave Jaeckels to play the first official round on the new course.

The group quickly proved they were more amateur than professional, as Jaeckels sailed his first throw off the tee inside the tennis court while Josh Harrison hooked his nearly to the parking lot.

But despite that, the foursome was having a good time, as did all of the friends, family and fellow Scouts who followed them around trying out the new course.

“I just hope everyone enjoys this course as much as I do,” Josh Harrison stated.



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