Boy Scouts help Canton, Ga. dog park prepare to open

Troop 4900As Canton Paw Park, an off-leash dog park in Canton, Ga., prepares for its grand opening on April 16, there are still many items needed for the park. Thanks to Boy Scouts Troop No. 4900, park volunteers can scratch bag holder stations off of that list.

Without the use of power tools, the scouts handmade 10 stations. The project helped them earn their carpentry badges.

“A 501(c)3 organization, Canton Paw Park relies on volunteers from the community to help with projects like fundraising and the construction of various dog park related items,” president Alesa Sisson said. “Canton Paw Park would like to thank Troop 4900 for their time and dedication to this project. The dog bag stations will be at the field, ready for use on April 16.” More information about Canton’s new off-leash park can be found at

Led by Rob Patchett and Greg Clark, the scouts range in age from 12 to 17 years old and are based out of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Woodstock.

Troop 4900, Canton Ga

Bottom row left to right are Nathan Patchett, Victor Witsch, Sam Whitehead, Dylan Kennedy, and Johnny Geiger. Top row left to right are Aaron Von Maucher, Justin Theurer, Anthony Vosilla, Nick Duclos, Daniel Clark, Elijah Neal, Christopher Cherry, and Jonathan Torkildsen.