Scout installs fitness stations at Evans Park

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The points on the map show where each of the 10 new fitness stations are located at Evans Park on Canyon Lake Dr. North. Photo provided by Wendy Cordon

Evans Park, 23590 Canyon Lake Dr. North, has a new addition thanks to Canyon Lake teen Chase Cordon. The 17-year-old Temescal Canyon High School student installed a 10-station fitness trail at the park with the help of the Canyon Lake Operations department.

Chase is an alumnus of Pack 346 of Canyon Lake and current member of Troop 444 of Menifee. The fitness trail is part of his Eagle Scout project.

The project came at a cost of more than $6,000, all of which Chase raised on is own by seeking donations from various Canyon Lake clubs, the community,  family and friends.

While most of the stations have been installed, the Operations department still has a few more improvements to make at each station along the walking trail. The project is expected to be complete in a couple of weeks at which time a plaque will be installed and a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held.

Chase installs a fitness station at Evans Park. Photo provided by Wendy Cordon

“This addition to the park will create a better use for the park and a safer alternative to walking on the streets,” Chase said.

Chase began his Scouting career in first grade as a Tiger Scout in Cub Scout Pack 346. He spent five years in Cub Scouts, enjoying the amenities of Canyon Lake with events at Holiday Harbor Park and camping at Happy Camp. He looks back fondly on his experiences racing derby cars and designing water rockets.

In March of 2012, Chase earned the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light. At that time, he bridged to Boy Scout Troop 444 in Menifee. He is an active member of the troop, where he served in Quartermaster, Historian and Honor Guard positions and is currently serving Troop Guide helping new Scouts.

“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way,” said Founder of the Scouting Movement Robert Baden-Powell. These words speak to the actions of the few scouts who seek the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. For more information about this project, visit cordoneagleproject.weebly.com.

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