Eagle Scout builds new utility shed for Emergency Services

LYNDEBOROUGH – The town’s Emergency Services have a new utility shed, thanks to Eagle Scout Matt Deware. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, he presented his final report to the Board of Selectmen and received their thanks for a job well done.

Deware, son of the Police Chief Rance Deware, is a member of Milford’s troop 407. He began planning the project over a year ago when he learned of the need and raised the funds through a series of car washes and spaghetti suppers. He was assisted in the building by several other troop members. Cost of the project was estimated at $2,650. The shed was completed in November.

Selectman Chairman Fred Douglas called Deware’s project report “fantastic” in its details. The other selectmen agreed it was “impressive.”

Asked about the project, Deware said, “I didn’t know how to build a shed. It was a lot of work and I learned a lot. I think it came out a success and it will benefit the town.” He added, “I learned that it isn’t easy when you’re by yourself and don’t know what to do and have to find someone to help you.” It did leave him with a “sense of accomplishment,” he said, and now his father “wants me to build him one.”

Deware presented the selectmen a check for $642.55, money he had raised but not used. Part of the money will be used to purchase a plaque for the building and the rest will be placed in the Police Department’s Pistol Permit fund, fees from pistol permits, which is used by the department for community projects.

The selectmen presented Deware with a letter of appreciation.