LISBON FALLS — Devin Libby, Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 109, mobilized more than 30 volunteers for his Eagle Scout Service Project on April 13.

With the time and service provided by the volunteers, a baseball field at the Lisbon Falls Church of the Nazarene was refurbished by clearing brush on the first baseline as well as the outfield; bringing stone dust to the infield; realigning 60- and 90-foot base paths; and adding a fence to the outfield as well as foul poles.

The project also included building two benches and a gear box, which he built with his great-grandfather, William Stevens, and great-uncle, Greg Stevens, both of West Paris.

The Rev. William H. Bailey, sponsor for Devin’s project, had a vision many years ago to provide a baseball field to the Lisbon Falls community. Bailey said sports helped him stay on the straight and narrow as a youth growing up in Bath.

As a Boy Scout and athlete, Libby shares his feelings with Bailey and said he was happy to provide the service to the church and local youth.

Libby started as a Tiger Cub in the first grade with Pack 109, earning the highest rank in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. He is working towards his Eagle rank with Troop 109. Libby will attend the Boy Scout National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia this July.

Others who assisted in the project included Troop 109,  former Scoutmaster and step father Allen Ward, current Scoutmaster Ray Schlotterbeck, his mentor Peter Reynolds, Lisbon Junior Athletic League, PW Sugg and Lisbon High School baseball players and friends and family.

Libby is the son of Heather and Allen Ward of Lisbon Falls and Scott and Sarah Libby of New Harbor. He is an eighth-grade student at Philip W. Sugg Middle School and is playing baseball for the school team and the Lisbon Junior Athletic League.

He plays the trumpet for the PW Sugg band and is a member of Youth to Youth. Libby played football for the Lisbon Recreation Department and plans to play football this fall as a freshman at Lisbon High School.

For more information on Boy Scouts, contact Schlotterbeck at 782-3096.


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