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Cub scouts building handicapped-accessible ramp

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SOUTHWICK, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Thanks to a pack of Cub Scouts, a swamp that was once filled with junk is now clean. On Saturday, the pack put the final touches on a raised walking path. 

"286 tires, three 15 yard dumpsters of trash, over 3 thousand pounds of scrap metal," said John Wescott. "It'll be about 450 feet when it's done, and we're at 400 right now."

The bridge built by the pack ranging in age from 5 to 11 will be handicap accessible, have resting areas, and even a fishing pier.

"It's absolutely wonderful you come down here and fall asleep. It's so great down here," said Wescott.

"There's pretty cool stuff out here. I like it," said Brandon Schmidt. 

The scouts get a bit of help from parents when it comes to the power tools. But, there's still plenty for them to do.

"My favorite part would be coming out here and seeing everybody working together building this and helping the community," said Schmidt.

The pack expects the bridge to be ready next spring.

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